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Berrios promotes to colonel, assumes command of 433rd AMDS

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Iram Carmona
  • 433rd Airlift Wing

Col. Luis A. Berrios, 433rd Aerospace Medicine Squadron commander, promoted to the rank of colonel shortly before he assumed command of the 433rd AMDS at a ceremony in the Wilford Hall Ambulatory here, July 10.

Col. Michael A. Brice, 433rd Medical Group commander and the event’s presiding officer, spoke about Berrios during the ceremony, which was attended by family, friends and key 433rd Airlift Wing senior leaders.

“I’ve worked with him; I’ve seen him in various leadership positions and he’s done an incredible job; always giving 110 percent,” said Brice. “I’ve seen how he interacts with people, whether you’re an airman basic or a general, he treats everyone with respect, so I know he is more than capable.”

After accepting the guidon, which signifies the acceptance of command, Berrios had a few words for squadron members.

“This is an incredible honor to command and lead one of the best Air Force medical squadrons,” said Berrios. “I look forward to working with 120 of the best Air Force medical professionals and seeing how they’re motivated and dedicated.”