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Tuesday | June 25, 2013

Edge 25th Operational Weather Squadron Change of Command Davis-Monthan AFB

Edge 25th Operational Weather Squadron Change of Command Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona. June 19, 2013 Lieutenant Colonel Michael S.Gremillion as the recipient of "The Meritorious Service Medal, Third Oak Leaf Cluster" Lieutenant Colonel Michael S. Gremillion distinguished himself in the performance of outstanding service to the United States as commander, 25th Operational Weather Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force base located in Arizona. During this period, Colonel Gremillion brilliantly led his 230-member squadron to deliver timely and accurate weather information required to safely conduct operations and protect combat assets worth 65 billion dollars at 87 military installation across the Western United States. By championing innovation and maximizing efficiency, he catapulted the unit's weather warning performance to 7-year best. In addition, he also directed flawless support to the United States customs and border protection's remotely piloted aircraft, which facilitated the successful execution of 3,300 flight hours and the capture of 210 drug smugglers and 450 tons of illicit drugs. Furthermore, Colonel Germillion provided key Operational data and impacts for a 650,000-dollar, Secretary of Defense-Sponsored The University of Arizona Climate Change Study on Military installations in the Southwest. Finally, his superior leadership inspired the squadron to earn an "excellent" rating during an air force standardization and evaluation program for weather operations inspection. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Colonel Gremillion reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

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