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Director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection visits AFSOC

Brigadier General Roy Collins, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, is briefed on the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron’s fitness program during a visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. During the tour, Collins and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager, were briefed on the Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) training process, took part in a lasershot demonstration, and visited the 23rd STS compound for a mission briefing and a walk around the unit’s multilevel training and fitness facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Brigadier General Roy Collins, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, is briefed on the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron’s fitness program during a visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. During the tour, Collins and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager, were briefed on the Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) training process, took part in a lasershot demonstration, and visited the 23rd STS compound for a mission briefing and a walk around the unit’s multilevel training and fitness facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Brigadier General Roy Collins, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, is greeted by the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron leadership during a visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. During the tour, Collins and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager, were briefed on the Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) training process, took part in a lasershot demonstration, and visited the 23rd STS compound for a mission briefing and a walk around the unit’s multilevel training and fitness facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Brigadier General Roy Collins, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, is greeted by the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron leadership during a visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. During the tour, Collins and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager, were briefed on the Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) training process, took part in a lasershot demonstration, and visited the 23rd STS compound for a mission briefing and a walk around the unit’s multilevel training and fitness facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Brigadier General Roy Collins, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, fires a lasershot demonstration at the 371st Special Operations Combat Training Squadron during his visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. Collins was joined by Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager, and toured the 371th SOCTS which included the demonstration, a Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) training brief, and a tour of the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron’s facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Brigadier General Roy Collins, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, fires a lasershot demonstration at the 371st Special Operations Combat Training Squadron during his visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. Collins was joined by Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager, and toured the 371th SOCTS which included the demonstration, a Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) training brief, and a tour of the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron’s facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Brigadier General Roy Collins, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, speaks with Col. Andrew Jett, 492nd Special Operations Wing commander, during Collins’ visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. Collins was joined by Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager, and toured the 371th Special Operations Combat Training Squadron which included a lasershot demonstration, a Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) training brief, and a tour of the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron’s facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Brigadier General Roy Collins, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, speaks with Col. Andrew Jett, 492nd Special Operations Wing commander, during Collins’ visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. Collins was joined by Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager, and toured the 371th Special Operations Combat Training Squadron which included a lasershot demonstration, a Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) training brief, and a tour of the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron’s facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Brigadier General Roy Collins, left, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, speaks with Senior Master Sgt. Patrick Meade, Air Force Special Operations Command Security Forces Resources and Training program manager, on various lasershot demonstration weapon systems during Collins’ visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. Collins was joined by Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager, and toured the 371th Special Operations Combat Training Squadron which included the demonstration, a Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) training brief, and a tour of the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron’s facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Brigadier General Roy Collins, left, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, speaks with Senior Master Sgt. Patrick Meade, Air Force Special Operations Command Security Forces Resources and Training program manager, on various lasershot demonstration weapon systems during Collins’ visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. Collins was joined by Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager, and toured the 371th Special Operations Combat Training Squadron which included the demonstration, a Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) training brief, and a tour of the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron’s facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Brigadier General Roy Collins, left, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager, receive a brief on the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron’s fitness and rehabilitation facility from Maj. Kyle East, 23rd STS physical therapist, during their visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. During the tour, Collins and Lewis were briefed on the Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) training process, took part in a lasershot demonstration, and visited the 23rd STS compound for a mission briefing and a walk around the unit’s multilevel training and fitness facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Brigadier General Roy Collins, left, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager, receive a brief on the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron’s fitness and rehabilitation facility from Maj. Kyle East, 23rd STS physical therapist, during their visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. During the tour, Collins and Lewis were briefed on the Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) training process, took part in a lasershot demonstration, and visited the 23rd STS compound for a mission briefing and a walk around the unit’s multilevel training and fitness facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Brigadier General Roy Collins, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, watches a Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) introduction video during his visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. Collins was joined by Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager, and they toured the 371th Special Operations Combat Training Squadron which included a lasershot demonstration, a Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) training brief, and  a tour of the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron’s facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Brigadier General Roy Collins, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, watches a Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) introduction video during his visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. Collins was joined by Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager, and they toured the 371th Special Operations Combat Training Squadron which included a lasershot demonstration, a Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) training brief, and a tour of the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron’s facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Brigadier General Roy Collins, center, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, watches a lasershot demo while Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager, fires his weapon during their visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. Their tour included a visit to the 371st Special Operations Combat Training Squadron where they received a Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) training brief and a stop at the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron’s facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Brigadier General Roy Collins, center, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, watches a lasershot demo while Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager, fires his weapon during their visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. Their tour included a visit to the 371st Special Operations Combat Training Squadron where they received a Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) training brief and a stop at the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron’s facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Brigadier General Roy Collins, left, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, is introduced to members of the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron leadership team during a visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. During the tour, Collins and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager, were briefed on the Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) training process, took part in a lasershot demonstration, and visited the 23rd STS compound for a mission briefing and a walk around the unit’s multilevel training and fitness facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Brigadier General Roy Collins, left, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, is introduced to members of the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron leadership team during a visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. During the tour, Collins and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager, were briefed on the Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) training process, took part in a lasershot demonstration, and visited the 23rd STS compound for a mission briefing and a walk around the unit’s multilevel training and fitness facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Senior Master Sergeant Jason Ragan, left, 23rd Special Tactics Squadron career enlisted manager, explains the purpose of the unit’s multi-level training facility to Brig. Gen. Roy Collins, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, during his visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. During the tour, Collins and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager, were briefed on the Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) training process, took part in a lasershot demonstration, and visited the 23rd STS compound for a mission briefing and a walk around the unit’s multilevel training and fitness facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)
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Senior Master Sergeant Jason Ragan, left, 23rd Special Tactics Squadron career enlisted manager, explains the purpose of the unit’s multi-level training facility to Brig. Gen. Roy Collins, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, during his visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. During the tour, Collins and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager, were briefed on the Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) training process, took part in a lasershot demonstration, and visited the 23rd STS compound for a mission briefing and a walk around the unit’s multilevel training and fitness facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

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.”