Spears welcomed to 14th OG as new commander

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Col. Justin Spears, 14th Operations Group commander, took command of the 14th OG at a change of command ceremony on July 24, at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.

The 14th Operations Group and its six squadrons are responsible for the 52-week Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training mission at Columbus. The group also performs quality assurance for contract aircraft maintenance.

During a speech given at the ceremony, Spears expressed his excitement about joining his new team.

"It's an incredible thing we're asked to do here at Columbus," Spears said. "Our mission is clear and the success of our mission depends on solely on the quality of the people assigned to do it and there are none better than the men and women of the 14th Operations Group. My family and I, we are incredibly humbled and honored to join the team."