8th Mission Support Group welcomes new Falcon

by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor, 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Stripes Korea

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Air Force Col. Terrence Walter accepted command of the 8th Mission Support Group from Col. John Bosone, 8th Fighter Wing commander during a change of command ceremony at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 8, 2018.

Bosone, presided over the event and provided his guidance to the new “Falcon” to continue the successes that the outgoing commander, Col. Michael Zuhlsdorf, accomplished for the group during his leadership.

“Everyone at the Wolf Pack have a hand in this mission, but the Mission Support Group and it’s team of teams serves as the foundation for everything that we do,” said Bosone. “Future Wolf Pack members will benefit from all your hard work this year, we are proud of you and congratulations on a successful command.”

Bosone presented Zuhlsdorf with the Legion of Merit, and afterwards, Zuhlsdorf expressed his gratitude toward the Wolf Pack for their dedication and commitment to the mission.

“To the men and women of the 8th Mission Support Group, I could not be more proud,” said Zuhlsdorf. “We as a Wolf Pack have achieved greatness this year, thank you for allowing me to be your group commander.”

The 8th MSG consists of the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron, 8th Communication Squadron, 8th Force Support Squadron, 8th Security Forces Squadron and 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron. The group is comprised of both military and civilian service members who are leaders in combat and service support.

“Thank you for leaving me with a high-performing organization, it’s a true testament to [Zulhsdorf’s] leadership,” said Walter. “I’m here today for three reasons; to defend the base, accept follow-on forces, and to take the fight north, and I look forward to serving with you.”

Prior to the 8th FW, Walter served at the Office of Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force in Washington, D.C., where he was the Director of Installation Planning Policy. As the commander of the 8th MSG, Walter is responsible for the leadership and management of the base's civil engineering, communications/computer systems support systems support, security and law enforcement, transportation, supply, personnel, logistics readiness, education, food services, housing and recreation activities.

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