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Malmstrom names new leadership

By The Associated Press
Published On: Apr 03 2014 02:41:07 PM MDT
Malmstrom
GREAT FALLS, Mont. -

Several new commanders are on board at Malmstrom Air Force Base where nine commanders were removed and one was allowed to retire after nearly 100 officers were implicated in an exam-cheating ring that may have stretched over two years.

Col. Tom Wilcox assumed command of the 341st Missile Wing on March 27, the same day Col. Robert Stanley announced he was resigning his command and retiring.

Wilcox previously served as director of the Security Forces Division and director of Installations and Logistics at Air Force Global Strike Command in Louisiana.

The new operations group commander is Col. Glenn Hillis while his deputy is Lt. Col. Jeffrey M. Johnson.

All three squadrons that oversee 50 Minuteman missiles each have new commanders as does the 341st Operations Support Squadron.