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New commander takes reins of the 635th SCOW

Lt. Gen. Lee Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Command commander, presents the 635th Supply Chain Operations Wing guidon to Col. Robert Henderson

Lt. Gen. Lee Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Command commander, presents the 635th Supply Chain Operations Wing guidon to Col. Robert Henderson during a change of command ceremony July 20 at the Scott Event Center on Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Henderson takes command of the only operational warfighting wing of the AFSC.

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. --

Col. Robert Henderson assumed command of the 635th Supply Chain Operations Wing from Col. David Sanford during a change of command ceremony hosted by Lt. Gen. Lee Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Command commander, at the Scott Event Center, July 20. 

Henderson will be taking control of the only operational warfighting wing of the AFSC under Air Force Materiel Command. The unit is stationed at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois as a tenant unit to the 375th Air Mobility Wing. 

The 635th SCOW is made up of three groups geographically separated around the country whose responsibility is to supply the United States Air Force with aircraft parts, fuels, vehicles, equipment and anything else units might need to complete their mission. 

The new wing commander said he couldn’t wait to get started. 

“The biggest thing I’m looking forward to is meeting all the Airmen and seeing the unique mission and the diverse experience we have across the globe to provide supply chain services to Air Force missions,” Henderson said.  

Henderson previously served as the 375th Mission Support Group commander on Scott AFB, where he was responsible for providing base support services to a workforce of 13,000 personnel and 31 tenant units, including United States Transportation Command, AMC, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and 18th Air Force.   

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Henderson has served as a group and squadron commander with numerous deployments, leading multiple operational and training contingents in support of Operations IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM, JOINT GUARDIAN, NEW DAWN and SOUTHERN WATCH.

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