71st FSS gets new commander

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  • By Tech. Sgt. James Bolinger
  • 71st Flying Training Wing Public Affairs
The 71st Force Support Squadron is in the hands of a new commander.

Lt. Col. Erick Castro took control of the 71st FSS during an assumption-of-command ceremony at the Vance Collocated Club July 6.

Castro joins Team Vance after a tour as the lead arms control and military planner in the Office of Strategic Stability and Deterrence, Bureau of Arms Control Verification, U.S. Department of State.

He holds a bachelor's in psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, and a master's in business administration and management from the University of Phoenix, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan.

Castro also holds a Master of National Securities Studies: Strategic Defense Decision Making from the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California.

His decorations include a Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters and an Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster.