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(Wyo)-Head Of Security Unit At Warren AFB Relieved Of Command

By: John Axtell Posted at: 09/25/2019 09:30 AM
CHEYENNE, WYO. (AP) - The commander of the 90th Security Forces Group at F-E Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne has fired the head of one of its primary units, the Security Forces Squadron.

      A temporary commander has been appointed for the squadron until a permanent replacement is in place for  Lt Colonel Nicholas Petren

    Group commander Colonel Damian Schlussel says he relieved Petren amid concerns he wasn't maintaining an atmosphere of dignity and respect. The change was effective Monday with Petren temporarily reassigned to other duties at Warren until he's due to rotate to another duty location.

     Schlussel, who took command in July, said he was relieving Petren, who commanded the squadron since last year, because the results of a survey showed Petren didn't maintain a "healthy command climate."

     The Air Force said in a release that it "values and encourages a positive work atmosphere where all airmen are treated with dignity and respect and cannot condone leadership actions that do not uphold these ideals."

      The 90th Security Forces Group is composed of five squadrons with the Security Squadron responsible for base law enforcement, manning gates, and guarding high-priority areas, including 15 missile alert facilities and 150 Minuteman 3 ICBMs.


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