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460th CONF gains new commander

Maj. Eric Lizon, 460th Contracting Flight incoming commander, receives the guidon, symbolizing the official change of command June 28, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The 460th CONF supports the base with millions of dollars in contracts each year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Maj. Eric Lizon, 460th Contracting Flight incoming commander, receives the guidon, symbolizing the official change of command June 28, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The 460th CONF supports the base with millions of dollars in contracts each year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Maj. Gene Smith, 460th Contracting Flight outgoing commander, relinquishes the guidon to Col. Shawn Thompson, 460th Mission Support Group commander, June 28, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The 460th CONF supports the base with millions of dollars in contracts each year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Maj. Gene Smith, 460th Contracting Flight outgoing commander, relinquishes the guidon to Col. Shawn Thompson, 460th Mission Support Group commander, June 28, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The 460th CONF supports the base with millions of dollars in contracts each year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Maj. Eric Lizon took command of the 460th Contracting Flight from Maj. Gene Smith June 28, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.

Col. Shawn Thompson, 460th Mission Support Group commander, presided over the ceremony and transferred the guidon from Smith to Lizon, symbolizing the official change of command.

As part of their arrival, each new commander is asked a series of questions to show Team Buckley their personality. Here is Lizon’s First Five:

Q: What is your overall goal as the new commander of contracting flight?
A: The goal is to always move the mission forward. To figure out what can we do better, provide a better mission, and keep moving forward from what we’ve learned.

Q: If you could deliver a message to Buckley explaining the importance of contracting flight, what would it be?
A: Contracting Flight is here to support everyone else. We’re here to help grow the base, grow the mission, and make the base better for all personnel who work and live on it.

Q: If you could bring back one artist from the 90s, who would it be and why?
A: I love Bon Jovi. There’s nothing more that gets you pumped up than a little “Livin’ on a Prayer”. This isn’t just karaoke to me; this is life!

Q: What’s the most interesting thing about you that wouldn’t be on your resume?
A: My family – they’re what make me tick. They’re always pushing me to be better. But more interestingly, I’m a huge Ohio State Buckeye fan.

Q: If you could contract one amenity on Buckley, what would it be and why?
A: A Red Robin, they’re great for kids and it’s a fun restaurant. I also like to swim, so for a commodity or something to better the base – I would like a pool.
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