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388th Maintenance Group welcomes new leader

A photo of the 388th Maintenance Group change of command

Col. Steven Behmer, 388th Fighter Wing commander, passes the guidon to Col. Jeremy Anderson during a 388th Maintenance Group change of command ceremony, July 7, 2020 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Anderson comes to the 388th Fighter Wing from Air Combat Command headquarters where he served as the chief of the Fifth-Generation Aircraft Division, Directorate of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

A photo of the 388th Maintenance Group change of command

Col. Jeremy Anderson, 388th Maintenance Group commander, speaks during a change of command ceremony July 7, 2020 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Anderson comes to the 388th Fighter Wing from Air Combat Command headquarters where he served as the chief of the Fifth-Generation Aircraft Division, Directorate of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah –  Col. Jeremy Anderson took command of the 388th Maintenance Group from Col. Michael Miles during a change of command ceremony here today.

Anderson comes to the 388th Fighter Wing from Air Combat Command headquarters where he served as the chief of the Fifth-Generation Aircraft Division, Directorate of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection. He was responsible for weapons system sustainment and warfighter advocacy for the F-22 and F-35A. Anderson joined the Air Force in 1996, has held a variety of maintenance leadership positions. He is a graduate of the Defense Intelligence College and Air War College.  

“Your determination and ability to provide rapid combat-capability is admired across the Air Force. There is no doubt the F-35 is more lethal today because of your hard work,”  Anderson said. “I’m honored to take command and continue to lead this great team of maintainers in writing the future of our Air Force.”

Miles, who will retire this month, has been the 388th MXG commander since July 2016 and led many firsts for the Air Force F-35A program, including the first large scale combat exercises, overseas deployments and combat deployments.

“This aircraft is like no other, and we have yet to see its full potential,” Miles said. “The amazing collection of American Airmen in this maintenance group will continue to achieve the impossible with Col. Anderson in command.”