Force Support Squadron welcomes new commander

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  • By Staff Sgt. Lauren M. Snyder
  • 433rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 433rd Force Support Squadron welcomed its new commander, Maj. James G. Storm, during an assumption of command ceremony held at the Defense Language Institute auditorium June 14, 2018.

Maj. Storm took command of the 433rd FSS after leaving his post as the 433rd FSS operations officer.

Lt. Col. James A. Hearn III, 433rd Mission Support Group deputy commander, presided over the ceremony and encouraged the new commander in leading the unit.

Hearn said, “William Wallace in Braveheart said, ‘men don’t follow titles, they follow courage.’ My modern-day paraphrase is that Airmen do follow titles, but they will follow a great leader anywhere. Storm is passionate about his job and personnel, dedicates his time and efforts to bring the best out of situations and is a stickler on making sure all those efforts are done on the up-and-up according to the regulations of the Air Force and Department of Defense. I have every confidence he will bring the FSS to new heights.”

Storm entered the active duty Air Force in 1985 as an aerial armament specialist. In 1998, Storm joined the Air Force Reserve as a Traditional Reservist. He earned his commission in 2001 into the Medical Service Corps.

As commander, Storm will focus on power, profession, and people—both his Airmen and customers.

“It all begins with taking care of ourselves so that we can take of others,” Storm said. “My job is to truly care for you as professionals and as my personal FSS family. I will do everything in my arsenal of experience to ensure you have opportunities to develop.”

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 wartime and peacetime.