JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. –
Lt. Col. Alex Pelbath, right, accepts the 16th Airlift Squadron guidon from Col. Louis Hansen, 437th Operations Group commander, during a change of command ceremony in Nose Dock 2 June, 1, 2018. The ceremony also honored Lt. Col. Michael Lewis for his accomplishments as commander. The 16th AS commander is responsible for more than 150 combat crewmembers who execute C-17 Globemaster III airlift missions worldwide for DOD and National Command Authority directives. The change of command ceremony is held to allow subordinates to witness the formal transfer of total responsibility, authority and accountability from one officer to the next.