HomeNewsArticle Display

460th MSG gains new commander

Col. Trevor Wentlandt, 460th Mission Support Group incoming commander, receives the guidon from Col. Troy Endicott, 460th Space Wing commander, at a change of command ceremony July 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. The changing of the guidon symbolizes the official change of command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Deatherage)

Col. Troy Endicott, 460th Space Wing commander, speaks at a change of command ceremony July 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. A change of command is a military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority from one commander to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Deatherage)

Buckley Air Force Base Airmen salute the flag during the national anthem at a change of command ceremony July 12, 2018, on Buckley AFB, Colorado. A change of command is a military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority from one commander to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Deatherage)

Col. Troy Endicott, 460th Space Wing commander, pins the Legion of Merit award on Col. Shawn Thompson, 460th Mission Support Group outgoing commander, at a change of command ceremony July 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. The Legion of Merit is a military award of the United States Armed Forces that is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Deatherage)

Col. Shawn Thompson, 460th Mission Support Group outgoing commander, relinquishes the guidon to Col. Troy Endicott, 460th Space Wing commander, at a change of command ceremony July 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. The changing of the guidon symbolizes the official change of command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Deatherage)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

Col. Trevor Wentlandt took command of the 460th Mission Support Group from Col. Shawn Thompson, July 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.

 

Col. Troy Endicott, 460th Space Wing commander, presided over the ceremony and transferred the guidon from Thompson to Wentlandt, symbolizing the change of command.

 

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

 

Who have you modeled your leadership after?


I’ve been blessed with having outstanding leaders and commanders from which I have been able to emulate my leadership after. Men and women such as Col. Les Brockman, Maj. Gen. Roosevelt Mercer, Col. Kevin Booth, Gen. David Goldfein, Col. Anne Konnath and many others. There are many lessons that can be learned by studying each leader’s individual leadership style both in things to do but also in things to avoid.

 

What do you believe is necessary to support a space warning mission?


First and foremost, it’s the realization that the 460th Space Wing’s mission is absolutely a no-fail strategic missile warning mission, and this great responsibility applies to everyone on this wing. We all play an integral part in the successful execution of this critical mission, and it requires a complete team effort to make this possible. As commanders, we’re responsible for establishing and drawing the link between what our Airmen do on a daily basis and how significant of an impact that has on the overall success of this wing’s no-fail mission.

 

Is there a book or a movie you think all Airmen should read or watch?


I am a huge history buff and am currently reading The Last Lion, by Manchester and Reid. This biography about Winston Churchill, the English Prime Minister during World War II and parts of the Cold War, is not only a great read but it also highlights the leadership style of a great and important person in history. The key reading recommendation that I would make to all Airmen is to read biographies about history’s great leaders or other individuals that they admire. They offer priceless insight into how that person was able to lead in various situation and will provide invaluable information to Airmen on how to navigate through life’s various obstacles.

 

If you could have a lifetime of free food from any restaurant, what would it be?


Without a doubt, Old Chicago. I love their pizza, burgers and I’m huge fan of their Italian nachos.

 

 

You and your family get a one way ticket to any destination of your choice. Where would you go?


A couple years ago, my wife Karen, the boys and I spent a week in Rome. It was such an amazing experience. We literally walked everywhere – from the Colosseum to St. Peter’s Basilica, all the way to the Pantheon to the Catacombs of Rome. There was so much to take in and see that we did not want to miss anything by driving. Simply put, it was awesome! I would love to explore another ancient city with my family such as London, Mumbai, Jerusalem and Alexandria. You name it and I am ready to go!


USAF Comments Policy
If you wish to comment, use the text box below. AF reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.

This is a moderated forum. That means all comments will be reviewed before posting. In addition, we expect that participants will treat each other, as well as our agency and our employees, with respect. We will not post comments that contain abusive or vulgar language, spam, hate speech, personal attacks, violate EEO policy, are offensive to other or similar content. We will not post comments that are spam, are clearly "off topic", promote services or products, infringe copyright protected material, or contain any links that don't contribute to the discussion. Comments that make unsupported accusations will also not be posted. The AF and the AF alone will make a determination as to which comments will be posted. Any references to commercial entities, products, services, or other non-governmental organizations or individuals that remain on the site are provided solely for the information of individuals using this page. These references are not intended to reflect the opinion of the AF, DoD, the United States, or its officers or employees concerning the significance, priority, or importance to be given the referenced entity, product, service, or organization. Such references are not an official or personal endorsement of any product, person, or service, and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying AF endorsement or approval of any product, person, or service.

Any comments that report criminal activity including: suicidal behaviour or sexual assault will be reported to appropriate authorities including OSI. This forum is not:

  • This forum is not to be used to report criminal activity. If you have information for law enforcement, please contact OSI or your local police agency.
  • Do not submit unsolicited proposals, or other business ideas or inquiries to this forum. This site is not to be used for contracting or commercial business.
  • This forum may not be used for the submission of any claim, demand, informal or formal complaint, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notice or process, or for the exhaustion of any legal and/or administrative remedy.

AF does not guarantee or warrant that any information posted by individuals on this forum is correct, and disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information. AF may not be able to verify, does not warrant or guarantee, and assumes no liability for anything posted on this website by any other person. AF does not endorse, support or otherwise promote any private or commercial entity or the information, products or services contained on those websites that may be reached through links on our website.

Members of the media are asked to send questions to the public affairs through their normal channels and to refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Reporter questions will not be posted. We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage federal resources, moderating and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as early as possible; in most cases, this means the next business day.

For the benefit of robust discussion, we ask that comments remain "on-topic." This means that comments will be posted only as it relates to the topic that is being discussed within the blog post. The views expressed on the site by non-federal commentators do not necessarily reflect the official views of the AF or the Federal Government.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information, such as name, Social Security number, DoD ID number, OSI Case number, phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment. If you do voluntarily include personally identifiable information in your comment, such as your name, that comment may or may not be posted on the page. If your comment is posted, your name will not be redacted or removed. In no circumstances will comments be posted that contain Social Security numbers, DoD ID numbers, OSI case numbers, addresses, email address or phone numbers. The default for the posting of comments is "anonymous", but if you opt not to, any information, including your login name, may be displayed on our site.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.