1st Special Operations Wing Commander

 

COLONEL THOMAS B. PALENSKE

Col. Thomas B. Palenske is the Commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing and Installation Commander, Hurlburt Field, Fla. As the 1st SOW commander, he is responsible for preparing Air Force special operations forces for missions worldwide in support of Army, Navy, Marine and allied special operations forces and USAF counterparts. The wing's mission includes infiltration, resupply, air refueling, and precision fire support, employing over 70 aircraft including the AC-130U/J, MC-130H, CV-22B, U-28A and PC-12. These capabilities support a variety of special operations missions including direct action, unconventional warfare, special reconnaissance, counterterrorism, personnel recovery, psychological operations and information operations.  Continue reading...

 

1st Special Operations Wing Vice Commander

 

COLONEL STEVEN J. BREEZE  

Colonel Steven J. Breeze is the vice commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Fla.  He is responsible to the 1st SOW commander for preparing Air Force special operations forces for missions worldwide in support of Army, Navy, Marine and allied special operations forces and USAF counterparts. The wing's mission includes infiltration, resupply, air refueling, combat aviation advisory and precision fire support, employing over 80 fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft including the AC-130U, MC-130H/P, CV-22B, U-28A and PC-12. These capabilities support a variety of special operations missions including direct action, foreign internal defense, unconventional warfare, special reconnaissance, personnel recovery, counterterrorism psychological operations and information operationsContinue reading... 

1st Special Operations Wing Command Chief

 

CHIEF MASTER SGT. ANTHONY CRUZ MUNOZ

CMSgt Anthony Cruz Munoz is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Fla. He is the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the 1st SOW Commander on issues affecting the health, welfare, morale, training, development, and utilization of more than 5,000 enlisted Airmen. The 1st SOW is responsible for preparing Air Force special operations forces for missions worldwide in support of Army, Navy, Marine and allied special operations forces and USAF counterparts. Continue reading...