Col. Dean Gould, incoming Virginia Wing commander, symbolically accepts command from Col. John Knowles (left), Middle East Region commander. Behind Gould is his predecessor as wing commander, Col. James Covel. Also present during the presentation is Cadet 2nd Lt. Kenneth Bittner of the Southside Composite Squadron.
Capt. Greg Fletcher
Public Affairs Officer
Col. Dean Gould assumed command of the Virginia Wing from Col. James Covel in a change of command ceremony attended by a range of dignitaries and more than 150 cadets and senior members from across the wing.
The ceremony also recognized Covel’s four-year tour as wing commander.