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  • Col. Andrew Jett

    Colonel Andrew M. Jett serves as the Commander of the 492d Special Operations Wing (SOW) located at Hurlburt Field, Florida with locations at Duke Field, Florida; Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico; and Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. Colonel Jett commands the Carpetbaggers of the 492 SOW as the Air Force’s only Irregular Warfare wing executing Combat Aviation Advising and Non-Standard Aviation. Colonel Jett is also responsible for the training and education of Air Force special operations forces (AFSOF), innovation, development, and operational testing in support of AFSOF throughout the world. His units are responsible for mission qualification and continuation training in SOF aviation platforms to include AC-130J, AC-130U, AC-130W, MC-130H, MC-130J, CV-22, C-145, C-146, MQ-9, U-28A, C-208, and small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS).
  • Lt. Col. Bradley Downs

    Colonel Bradley Downs is the Vice Commander, 492d Special Operations Wing (SOW) located at Hurlburt
  • Chief Master Sgt. Clint Grizzell

    Chief Master Sergeant Clint A. Grizzell serves as Command Chief, 492d Special Operations Wing,
  • Col. Nathan Scopac

    Colonel Nathan Scopac commands the 492d Special Operations Training Group at Hurlburt Field, Florida. The 492 SOTRG is the AFSOC focal point for training, SOF education and professional development, Operational Test and Evaluation, Tactics Development and Evaluation and rapid capability development. As a proponent for AFSOC’s most diverse array of missions, the 492 SOTRG champions innovation to enhance special operations missions across mobility, strike, ISR, combat support and building partnership capability.
  • Lt Col Adolfo U. Gorbea

    Lieutenant Colonel Adolfo U. Gorbea is currently serving as the Commandant, United States Air Force Special Operations School (USAFSOS).
  • Lt Col Adonis C. Arvanitakis

    Lieutenant Colonel Adonis C. Arvanitakis is currently the Commander for the 371 Special Operations Combat Training Squadron, USAF, Hurlburt Field, Florida. The Squadron is tasked with providing premier ground training to Air Force Special Operations Command’s Airmen.
  • Lt Col Rafael A. Bosch

    Lieutenant Colonel Rafael A. Bosch is the Commander, 18th Flight Test Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL.
  • Lt Col Kaveri Crum

    Lieutenant Colonel Kaveri Crum is the Commander, 19th Special Operations Squadron, Air Force Special Operations Command, United States Special Operations Command.
  • Lt Col Matthew A. Astroth

    Lieutenant Colonel Matthew A. Astroth is the Commander of the 551 Special Operations Squadron located at Cannon AFB, New Mexico. The 551 SOS is responsible for mission qualification training of AFSOC AC-130W, and MQ-9 crewmembers, as well as continuation and refresher training for MC-130J and CV-22 crewmembers. Annually the 551 SOS trains upwards of 1,400 Air Commandos.
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