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655th ISR Wing receives new commander

Maj. Gen. Brian Borgen, 10th Air Force commander, passes the guidon to Col. Joseph Marcinek, incoming commander for the 655th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing, during a change of command ceremony held at the Carney Auditorium, National Museum of the United States Air Force, Feb. 8, 2020. Col. Marcinek had served as the deputy commander for the wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Angela Jackson)

Maj. Gen. Brian Borgen, 10th Air Force commander, passes the guidon to Col. Joseph Marcinek, incoming commander for the 655th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing, during a change of command ceremony held at the Carney Auditorium, National Museum of the United States Air Force, Feb. 8, 2020. Col. Marcinek had served as the deputy commander for the wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Angela Jackson)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --

Col. Joseph T. Marcinek, 655th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing deputy commander, accepted full command of the Wing in a ceremony held at the Carney Auditorium, National Museum of the United States Air Force, Feb. 8, 2020.

Maj. Gen. Brian Borgen, 10th Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony where Col. John D. McKaye, Air Force Reserve Command Director of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance relinquished command to Colonel Marcinek.

After accepting command, Marcinek, the second commander of the 655th since it officially stood up as a wing on Sept. 20, 2018, spoke about the vital importance of the work the Airmen do every day and pledged to never falter in his support of their efforts.

“I promise to stay motivated and give 110 percent every day to support you and your families.”

The 655 ISRW provides effective command and control over Air Force Reserve Command ISR fielded units in order to execute Air Force and National intelligence collection and analytical priorities.  The ISR mission requires a flexible and agile fighting force and Reserve Citizen Airmen are a key component to future security and stability. 

The 655 ISRW is an Independent Wing under the 10th Air Force, Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, Headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, consisting of two Groups and 14 Associate Unit intelligence squadrons across seven operating locations, conducting 10 specialized missions.  It is the most diverse ISR Wing in the United States Air Force, and the only ISR Wing in the USAF Reserve Command, providing every aspect of intelligence generation: acquisition, human, geographical, measurement and signal, targeting, cyber, support to special operations forces, linguistics and the Distributed Common Ground System.