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Detering assumes command of the 377th Medical Support Squadron

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kelly Detering (right), accepts the guidon and command of the 377th Medical Support Squadron from Col. Gregory Coleman, 377th Medical Group commander, in an assumption of command ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., July 1, 2019. Detering comes to Kirtland from the Surgeon General’s office where she served as the Air Force Medical Service and Defense Health Agency transition officer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kelly Detering (right), accepts the guidon and command of the 377th Medical Support Squadron from Col. Gregory Coleman, 377th Medical Group commander, in an assumption of command ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., July 1, 2019. Detering comes to Kirtland from the Surgeon General’s office where she served as the Air Force Medical Service and Defense Health Agency transition officer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

The new 377th Medical Support Squadron Commander, Lt. Col. Kelly Detering was given command during an assumption of command ceremony, July 1, 2019 at Kirtland Air Force Base.

The presiding officer, Col. Gregory Coleman, 377th Medical Group commander, conducted the assumption of command in the wing presentation center. Having worked with Detering before, Coleman knows of the leadership that she brings to the table.

“I have no doubt that she is ready to lead this squadron to even greater heights,” said Coleman. “We are lucky to have Kelly’s expertise and experience at the medical group and in leading the 377th MDSS. I thank you in advanced for your leadership.”

Detering comes to Kirtland from the Surgeon General’s office where she served as the Air Force Medical Service and Defense Health Agency transition officer. As the 377th MDSS commander, Detering will support operational outreach across Kirtland and take care of people and ensuring a ready and fit force.

After assuming command, Detering expressed that she was looking forward to leading the Airmen of the 377th MDSS.

“To the men and women of the 377th Medical Support Squadron, I am honored and truly humbled with the privilege as serving as your commander,” said Detering. “We are a part of an ever changing environment in the medical field and I’m prepared to lead this squadron forward.”