The 104th Fighter Wing at Barnes Air National Guard Base is getting a new commander, but it is someone who should be very familiar to those serving on the base. In a news release sent to 22News, the 104th announced Friday that Col. Peter T. Green, III was selected to led the wing.
Green has served as the vice commander of the 104th for the past three years, and has served in the Massachusetts Air National Guard and with the 104th Fighter Wing for more than 36 years.
“He is the right leader to take the wing into what will be a bright and exciting future, and ensure we continue to develop the next generation of leaders responsible for a sound strategic vision and plan,” said Maj. Gen. Gary W. Keefe, Adjutant General of the Massachusetts National Guard.
Col. Green will replace outgoing commander Col. James Suhr, who has been assigned to the Secretary of the Air Force’s Legislative Liasion office at the Pentagon. A formal change-of-command ceremony will be held on August 5.
The 104th Fighter Wing is responsible for responding to any airborne threats over the Northeastern United States.