944th Civil Engineer Squadron welcomes new commander

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  • By Master Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.
  • 944th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 944th Civil Engineer Squadron held an assumption of command ceremony to welcome Reserve Citizen Airman Maj. Corey Lohmiller, as their new squadron commander at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, November 6, 2021.

Reserve Citizen Airman Col. Rodney Lykins, 944th Mission Support Group commander, presided over the event and shared his thoughts about who he chose to lead the squadron.

“I believe we’ve got a keeper,” said Lykins. “I think Corey is a great fit for the organization, I think he is going to take the organization to the next level.”

Before transitioning to Luke, Lohmiller was an Individual Mobilization Augmentee serving as the civil engineer squadron branch program manager for the Air Force Installation Mission Support Center, Detachment 9, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Lohmiller thanked leadership and family however focused his praise to the Airmen of his new command.

“I want to highlight the amazing work the squadron is doing,” said Lohmiller, who has been following squadron operations the last couple months. “We have over 110 deployer’s going out the door or are already out the door supporting combatant commander’s, which is more than half of the deployer’s in the wing.”

Lohmiller received his commission through the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2010. During his Air Force career, he has served in a variety of positions throughout the Air Force to include an executive officer, flight commander, and taught expeditionary senior leader courses.