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Hurlburt Field Honorary Commader Program

What is an Honorary Commander Program?

As its title implies, the Team Hurlburt Honorary Commander Program is an executive-level program intended to educate influential community members who have limited knowledge about the Air Force and Hurlburt Field in order to foster public support for the base. It also serves as a forum in which the Hurlburt commanders can solicit advice and support from our civic leaders on matters affecting military and civilian communities. 

Representatives from the local community are selected as honorary commanders, and are assigned to one of the following leaders: 

  • 1st Special Operations Wing commander
  • 1st Special Operations Mission Support Group commander
  • 1st Special Operations Mission Maintenance Group commander 
  • 1st Special Operations Mission Medical Group commander 
  • 1st Special Operations Mission Operations Group commander 
  • 1st Special Operations Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant
  • 505th Command and Control Wing commander
  • 505th Training Group commander 
  • 24th Special Operations Wing commander
  • 492nd Special Operations Wing commander
  • 492nd Special Operations Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant  

The honorary commanders serve a one-year term, which includes tours of each of the units represented in the program, as well as on-base functions and special events, such as awards ceremonies, changes of command and holiday events.

At the end of the year, our goal is to have forged mutually beneficial relationships between the base and influential leaders in the community who will continue to serve as our ambassadors as well as our eyes and ears in the community, and be open and willing to discuss issues of mutual importance in the years to come.

 How to become an Honorary Commander:

1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs accepts applications throughout May and June of each year.  For more information on the application process, contact Public Affairs at 1sow.wpa1@us.af.mil or call 850-884-7906. 

Click here: A list of all current and former Hurlburt Field Honorary Commanders.  

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