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628th Air Base Wing welcomes new commander

By Senior Airman Joshua R. Maund | Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs | May 14, 2020

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. —

The 628th Air Base Wing held a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., May 13, 2020.

Col. Marc Greene assumed command of the 628th ABW and joint base from Col. Terrence Adams.

The 628th ABW’s mission is to deliver installation support to all Joint Base Charleston mission partners and mission ready forces to combatant commanders. The wing helps provide installation support to nearly 70,000 service members, dependents and retirees.

The ceremony began with Maj. Gen. John Gordy, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander, speaking on the “bitter-sweetness” of the ceremony. He cited the number of achievements and accolades accumulated by JB Charleston under Adams and spoke highly of Greene.

“Under his watch, Joint Base Charleston was able to earn two Department of Defense, eight Air Force, and 47 Major Command-level awards. That is just absolutely incredible,” said Gordy. “Today you all in the 628th [ABW] are receiving exactly the right leader to guide you into the future. Marc Greene has a tremendous set of skills and knowledge honed by his 21 years of service.”

Greene is a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate, class of 2000. He most recently served as the commander of the 305th Operations Group at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and is a command pilot with more than 3,300 flight hours.

“Thank you for welcoming me and my family into your community,” said Greene. “I am very thankful for the command opportunity and the trust that comes with it. The wing achieved new heights under the leadership of Col. Adams, which is indicative of a hardworking and cohesive unit.”

Greene’s first speech as the new commander highlighted total force initiatives and a brief overview of the importance of community.

“To our mission partners, I have been blessed to serve alongside Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines throughout my entire time in uniform,” said Greene.  “I look forward to forming new friendships and working toward our common purpose: defending U.S. interests by projecting power abroad and supporting civil authorities at home.”