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Dr. Harris, six others selected for honorary commanders program Posted 1/9/2012 Updated 1/10/2012

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1/9/2012 - GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. -- Seven community and business leaders from the Central and North Central Indiana regions were selected to participate in Grissom's "Honorary Commanders" program for 2012. Grissom ARB has a long history of interaction with civic and community leaders and the honorary commanders program is a valuable part of the the base's outreach activities.

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. -- Seven community and business leaders were selected to participate in Grissom's honorary commanders program for 2012. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner) Download HiRes

With this program, select individuals from the community are matched with Grissom's key commanders. The goal is to provide the honorary commanders with a rare, inside look at the base, its mission, and its people. The honorary commanders will then take their experiences at Grissom and share them with others from their respective communities. The honorary commanders for 2012 are: --Dr. Michael Harris, Chancellor at Indiana University Kokomo; honorary wing commander --Jessica Green, Radio personality for Vox Media; honorary operations group commander --Leilan McNally, Quality manager, AT&T; honorary maintenance group commander --Andrea Zwiebel, Program manager for the Honeywell Foundation; honorary mission support group commander --Chris Theisen, Director of digital communication, Flex Pac; honorary command chief --Dr. Robert Beckett, Honorary Army Reserve commander --Cassie Dull, Online communications specialist for Park Tudor School; honorary Marine Corps Reserve commander The honorary commanders will assume their duties during a special assumption of command ceremony at Grissom on Feb. 12. Grissom ARB is one of only five Air Force Reserve Command bases in the nation and is home to reserve units from the Air Force, Army and Marine Corps. The host unit is the 434th Air Refueling Wing which is equipped with a fleet of KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft . Stay connected, visit the 434th ARW on Facebook and Twitter. (Editor's note: This is the first of a multi-part series on Grissom's honorary commanders program)

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Chancellor Michael Harris Honorary Commander 434th Air Refueling Wing, Grissom Air Base