314th Training Squadron welcomes new commander

PRESIDIO OF MONEREY, Calif. — The 314th Training Squadron conducted their change of command at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center at the Presidio of Monterey, California, June 6.

U.S. Air Force Col. Wiley Barnes, 517th Training Group Commander, passes the 314th Training Squadron guideon to Lt. Col. Jaclyn DeRoush, 314th TRS incoming commander, at the 314th TRS Change of Command at the Presidio of Monterey, California, June 6, 2018. The guideon signifies the passing of command from one commander to the next. (U.S. Army photo by Natela Cutter/Released)

The 314th TRS welcomed their incoming commander, Lt. Col. Jaclyn DeRoush, and thanked Lt. Col. Christopher Walker, 314th TRS outgoing commander, for his dedication and hard work.

“When I learned that I had been selected for command of the 314th Training Squadron, I was both humbled and excited,” expressed DeRoush, as a part of her incoming speech to her new squadron. “I have seen firsthand both the tactical and strategic impact of professional linguists.”

During his farewell speech to the squadron, Walker reminded Airmen how they are all important to the Air Force.

“Thank you for all that you are doing. I know that the training pipeline here is extremely long but you will all push through it,” said Walker. “The skills you learn here will be vitally important to our national security.”

Posted Date: 7 June 2018