HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. --
Brigadier General Roy Collins, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, visited Hurlburt Field Jan. 11 to gain familiarity of Air Force Special Operations Command’s security, force protection and special tactics efforts.
The general was joined on his visit by Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager.
Collins is the focal point for ensuring the physical security for Air Force nuclear assets, and planning and programming for more than 38,000 active-duty and Reserve component security forces at locations worldwide.
“Visiting Hurlburt and seeing what our outstanding AFSOC defenders and Air Commandos accomplish on a day in, day out basis is nothing short of phenomenal,” Collins said. “From the home station training, classroom learning, to simulator scenarios, our men and women here are doing everything possible to get after the mission.”
During the visit, Collins and Lewis toured the 371st Special Operations Combat Training Squadron, part of the 492nd Special Operations Wing, which included a brief from the Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) leadership and a laser shot demonstration.
“From our military personnel, whether it be our young defenders, supervisors, instructors, or operators, from our civilians and contractors, to of course the Hurlburt community as a whole, this team truly understands their “why”,” Lewis said. “Everyone recognizes their impact on the mission, and they know the most important asset we have is our people.”
The visit continued with a stop at the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron (STS) training compound, and included a STS mission brief and a tour of the unit’s multilevel training and fitness facilities.
“AFSOC is such a unique and formidable asset of the force, and the time I’ve spent here only solidifies the fact that the men and women who call Hurlburt home will continue to get the job done,” Collins said. “But most importantly, protect and defend one another - any place, anytime, anywhere.”