MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – Colonel Kevin J. Kilb takes command of the 62nd Airlift Wing from Col. Jeffrey L. Stephenson in a change of command ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday.
Colonel Kilb arrives at McChord from Headquarters, United States Air Force in Washington, D.C., where he served as Chief of Global Mobility Division and Chair of Global Mobility Panel, Directorate of Programs, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programs.
As the 62nd Airlift Wing commander, Col. Kilb will be responsible for more than 4,600 active-duty military and civilian personnel, along with 43 C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, to deliver global airlift, focused logistics, and agile combat support for America. The wing provides base support to the 446th Airlift Wing, a Reserve Associate wing, and the Western Air Defense Sector among others.
Colonel Kilb entered the Air Force in 1989 as a graduate of the ROTC program at the University of Arizona. He is a command pilot with more than 3,600 hours with experience in the C-17A, KC-10A Extender, C-130E/H Hercules, C-21A Learjet and UH-1N Huey helicopter.
During his distinguished career he has served as commander of the 374th Operations Group at Yokota AB, Japan; installation commander and commander of the 407th Air Expeditionary Group at Ali AB, Iraq; and the deputy commander of 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Al Dhafra AB, UAE.
Colonel Stephenson has been appointed as Chief of Staff of the Air Force Chair, National War College at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.