Tenth Air Force welcomes new commander
By Capt. Candice Allen, 301st Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 20, 2014
NAVAL AIR STATION FORT WORTH JOINT RESERVE BASE, Texas -- Tenth Air Force welcomed new commander in a ceremony here Oct. 18.
Brig. Gen. Richard W. Scobee succeeded Maj. Gen. William M. Binger as commander of 10th Air Force in a change of command ceremony where Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, commander of the Air Force Reserve Command and chief of the Air Force Reserve, presided over the event.
Tenth Air Force is the most diverse numbered air force in the Reserve and recently expanded its role in new and emerging missions.
"The thing that comes to mind that I'm most proud of is adding missions to Tenth Air Force," Binger said. "I'm very proud of the fact that we stood up an [Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance] group, cyber group."
And, by taking the helm, Scobee accepted the challenge of taking this NAF to the next level.
"I'm extremely humble and grateful to be working with such a great team," said Scobee during ceremony.
Beyond fighters and bombers, Scobee will oversee many specialized missions. These include combat and civilian search and rescue, space command and control, special operations and flight training. The power and vigilance NAF has also expanded its role into new and emerging missions recently, like ISR and cyberspace.
Under his command, Scobee will oversee approximately 16,000 Airmen nationwide.
Binger will become the mobilization assistant to Gen. Robin Rand, commander of Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.