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Squadron Officer School receives new commander

Maxwell AFB, Ala. - Lt Gen James Hecker commander and president, passes the unit guidon to incoming Squadron Officer School Commander Col. Lance Rosa-Miranda at the SOS Assumption of Command Ceremony held June 21, 2021, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. (U.S. Air Force photo by William Birchfield)

Maxwell AFB, Ala. - Lt Gen James Hecker commander and president, passes the unit guidon to incoming Squadron Officer School Commander Col. Lance Rosa-Miranda at the SOS Assumption of Command Ceremony held June 21, 2021, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. (U.S. Air Force photo by William Birchfield)

Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. -- Colonel Lance Rosa-Miranda, assumed command of Squadron Officer School during a ceremony at Maxwell Air Force base, Alabama, June 21, 2021.

 

The mission of SOS is to develop solution-minded, bold and courageous Airmen and Guardians to overcome tomorrow's challenges while enhancing Air Force and Space Force leaders so that they may prevail in competitive environments.

 

Rosa-Miranda received his commission through the United States Air Force Academy in 1998. In 2016, as an Air War College Fellow, he served as an instructor at Air Command and Staff College and then associate dean of operations at ACSC in 2017.

 

“When you look at his record of service it shows that he is a servant leader,'' said Lt. Gen. James Hecker, commander and president of the Air University. “I’m confident that you’re going to take SOS to new heights.”

 

Rosa-Mendes recently served as the commander of the 492nd Special Operations Group at Duke Field, Florida. He has accumulated more than 4,077 flight hours in the T-37, T-1A, C-130E, AC-130H, AC-130U, AC-130W and C-146 aircraft.

 

“The faculty and staff are the competitive advantage here (at SOS),” said Rosa-Miranda. “The more we invest in you, the more we can invest in our students, thus making our Air Force stronger. It is an honor and privilege to serve alongside all of you.”

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