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Force Support Squadron welcomes new commander

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  • By Tech Sgt. Carlos J. Treviño
  • 433rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 433rd Force Support Squadron welcomed its new commander, Maj. Robin L. Ecks, during an assumption of command ceremony held at the Inter American Air Force Academy auditorium Jan. 20, 2018.

Ecks takes command of the 433rd FSS after leaving her post as a 433rd Airlift Wing executive officer.

The 433rd FSS provides personnel, education and training, communications, and sustainment services, enhancing esprit de corps and quality of life for approximately 2,400 Air Force Reserve personnel including Reservists, Air Reserve Technicians and civilians during peacetime.

Col. David Enfield, 433rd Mission Support Group commander, presided over the ceremony and spoke about the talent and skills the new commander brings to the unit.

“The Force Support Squadron is all about taking care of people, Airmen and their families,” Enfield said. “Robin’s being doing that her whole career, and Robin epitomizes taking care of people,” he said.

Maj. Ecks, a Maryland native, began her career as an enlisted member in 1996 and completed technical training as a health services management apprentice. She earned her commission in 2006 as a Force Support officer.

“From my initial entry as an Airman Basic, my dream was to commission. Then, after I commission, my goal was to lead a force support squadron,” Ecks said. “Today is a realization of that dream.”

The new commander also provided her vision for the unit moving forward.

“My vision is that we will continue on the path into developing into a cohesive team ready to face any challenges thrown at us in providing world class support to the members of this wing through a culture of providing excellence and innovation,” Ecks said.