Shaw unit to get new commander
06/02/2010 8:02 AM
06/02/2010 8:03 AM
Shaw Air Force Base’s 20th Fighter Wing will have a new commander this week. Col. Joseph Guastella will relinquish command of the Air Force’s largest F-16 fighter jet combat wing at a ceremony Friday, military officials said Tuesday.
He will be succeeded by Col. Charles Moore, vice director of operations at the North American Aerospace Defense Command headquarters in Colorado and former commander of the 332nd Expeditionary Operations Group in Iraq.
Moore will oversee 6,000 military and 1,000 civilian employees at the Sumter base, as well as three F-16 squadrons with more than 80 jets, Shaw officials said. Guastella, who commanded the wing since October 2008, is heading to a Pentagon assignment.
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.