FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. --
Lt. Col. Daniel Dunn assumed command of the 512th Cyber Intelligence Squadron, 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group during a change of command ceremony here June 10, 2018.
Dunn replaces Lt. Col. Todd Borzych, who is leaving to attend National Defense University in Washington, D.C., at Fort McNaire.
Col. John McKaye, 655 ISRG commander, presided over the event where distinguished guests, family members, and Airmen from both the 512th and 16th Intelligence Squadrons welcomed the new commander.
During the ceremony, Col. McKaye commented on the revolutionary leadership of Borzych and impressive qualifications of Dunn to lead the 512 IS into the future.
“Lt. Col. Borzych has had a tremendous impact on the squadron and the entire group,” said Col. McKaye. “I would like to thank Lt. Col. Borzych for his service and offer encouragement on his next assignment.”
McKaye said Dunn arrived exquisitely prepared for the job, referring to his two master’s degrees and former position as a Senior Wing Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Officer for the 459th Air Refueling Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
“I have no doubt, in fact I know, the 512th will continue to thrive and grow under the leadership of Lt. Col. Dunn,” said McKaye.
In his final address to the Airmen of the 512th IS, Lt. Col. Borzych thanked everyone for their hard work, noting that at a minimum, reserve members do a 12-day work week, once a month, something that most people can't understand unless they experience it regularly for years.
"The burden of having two jobs is lightened by the fact that you serve,” he said. “Why do you serve? People have their personal reasons, but for many, it is the opportunity to protect and serve their communities, their friends, their families, and their nation. I like to think that for most who serve, they are also willing to make the ultimate sacrifice, if necessary, and lay down their lives for their friends and for their nation."
He thanked his staff and his leadership for their efforts and asked the members of the 512 IS to keep pushing into the mission to make the nation safer in cyberspace.