311th Training Squadron changes command

By Patrick Bray
DLIFLC Public Affairs


 

311th Training Squadron changes command

Lt. Col. Thomas Coakley (pictured) relinquished command of the 311th Training Squadron to Lt. Col. James “Brian” McCullough during a change of command ceremony on Soldier Field at the Presidio of Monterey, California, June 19. (Photo by Patrick Bray, DLIFLC Public Affairs)

MONTEREY, Calif. – Lt. Col. Thomas Coakley relinquished command of the 311th Training Squadron to Lt. Col. James “Brian” McCullough during a change of command ceremony on Soldier Field at the Presidio of Monterey, California, June 19.

The 311th Training Squadron is part of the U.S. Air Force 517th Training Group, which develops airmen skills and instills Air Force values while airmen train to become linguists at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.

In his final remarks to the squadron, Coakley reflected back on some of his best memories from his time in command and remarked on the squadron’s professionalism.

“When I look at the 311th Training Squadron I see a team of professionals; bright airmen working shoulder to shoulder in their commitment to the corps values; industrious and hardworking; proud and eager to be part of something that transcends individuality,” said Coakley.

311th Training Squadron changes command

Lt. Col. Thomas Coakley receives an award from Col. Ginger Wallace, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center assistant commandant. Coakley relinquished command of the 311th Training Squadron to Lt. Col. James “Brian” McCullough during a change of command ceremony on Soldier Field at the Presidio of Monterey, California, June 19. (Photo by Patrick Bray, DLIFLC Public Affairs)

Coakley will return to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado for his next assignment.

McCullough, now the new commander, thanked the Coakley for his service and accepted the challenge of leading the squadron.



Posted Date: 22 June 2015