Col. Robert Lyman recently started his command of South Carolina's Joint Base Charleston.
The change of command ceremony was held July 14, where Col. Jeffrey DeVore, the man who has commanded Joint Base Charleston since 2013, granted Lyman the command.
Lyman’s previous assignment was in Illinois as the director of communication and chief information officer at the Headquarters Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base. For his work and leadership, he has received the Legion of Merit award.
"One of these great men has completed command and the other is about to assume the reigns of command," Maj. Gen. Frederick Martin, the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander, said. "Both of these men have what it takes to lead and inspire others. We trust them with our most importance resource ... our people."
Martin also said Lyman is "as good as they come," saying he demonstrates the power of performance, the passion for the mission, the importance of partnerships, and he the value of the opportunity to serve.
"I am excited about the wonderful leadership opportunity and I am humbled by the level of performance of the team here," Lyman said. "There is a healthy and robust partnership with our mission partners and I really look forward to continuing that and strengthening it."
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