Valdosta Welcomes New Moody Commander

Commander makes history as first female

Valdosta City Manager Larry Hanson welcomes new 23d Wing Commander Col. Jennifer Short at the July 10 Change of Command ceremony.  

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – Col. Jennifer M. Short took command of the 23d Wing from Col. Thomas E. Kunkel during a change of command ceremony on July 10 at 9:23 a.m. Col. Short is the first female and first fighter pilot wing commander of the 23d Wing home of the world famous Flying Tigers.

Col. Short was formerly the vice commander for the 355th Fighter Wing located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. She has over 1,800 flying hours with more than 430 combat hours in the A-10. She has deployed in support of Operations Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom. 

Posted by Sementha Mathews Monday, July 10, 2017 11:24:00 AM Categories: Administration Press Release Public Information