Second Air Force change of command

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Brig. Gen. Mark Brown will take command of Second Air Force from Maj. Gen. Leonard Patrick, July 3 at Keesler Parade field.

Second Air Force, headquartered in Biloxi, is responsible for conducting basic military and non-flying technical training for the Air Force, joint and coalition enlisted members and support officers. The command provides training in more than 390 Air Force specialties through 1,900 courses graduating 150,000 students annually. Second Air Force includes four training wings, a training group and more than 103 field training units around the world.

Gen. Brown was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1986 after graduating from the Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama. During his career, he has served in comptroller, command, and staff positions at all levels of the Department of Defense. His experience includes serving the in the Philippines, Spain, England, Turkey, and Iraq. Prior to this assignment, he served as Comptroller for Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson, Air Force Base, Ohio.

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