Col. Kevin Mantovani and Lt. Col. Austin Hood

Spotlight on You: Col. Kevin Mantovani and Lt. Col. Austin Hood

51st Communications Squadron Change of Command

by: Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton | .
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published: June 20, 2018

Col. Kevin Mantovani, 51st Mission Support Group commander, left, presents the guidon to Lt. Col. Austin Hood, 51st Communications Squadron commander, during a change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 19, 2018. Hood was the Information Dominance and Chief Informaiton Officer for the office of the Secretary of the Air Force, A5, at the Pentagon in Washington D.C., where he was the primary support for the Information Dominance Governance structure, which addressed enterprise-level issues underpinning all Air Force missions. Prior to this, Hood commanded the 14th Communications Squadron at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, leading 47 personnel to provide a collaborative working environment supporting the AIr Force's third largest flying hour program culminating in 110 thousand sorties and 144 thousand flying hours for 45 allied nations.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

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