Former Malmstrom commander assumes command of Air Force center in Texas

Maj. Gen. Tom Wilcox took command last week of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas.

One of six specialized centers assigned to Air Force Materiel Command, the center provides installation and mission support capabilities to 77 Air Force installations, nine major commands and two direct reporting units with an annual budget of about $10 billion.

Wilcox was commander of the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base from March 2014 to April 2016. He assumed command at the 341st in the wake of the cheating investigation.

Since leaving Malmstrom, the career security forces officer was the director for strategic plans, programs and requirements and the director of operations and communications, both at Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.

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He was confirmed to the rank of major general in April 2019.

During his change of command ceremony, Wilcox said, according to an Air Force release, “to all the warfighters of AFIMSC, (Marian and I) are honored and humbled to be on your team and look forward to meeting you and getting to know each one of you. You are the experts at integrating installation and mission support across the Air Force and your knowledge is unmatched. I am excited about identifying additional synergies across the enterprise as we work to provide robust, affordable and innovative options to our Airmen.”

Wilcox replaced Maj. Gen. Brad Spacy, who is retiring after 32 years of service.

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Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., Air Force Materiel Command commander, officiated the ceremony. He said Wilcox would build upon Spacy’s success of fanning innovation and transforming installation and mission support for the Air Force.

“You are getting a great leader, you are getting a servant leader, you are getting a team builder and you are getting a man who is unapologetically himself,” Bunch said, according to an Air Force release. “He will take this organization to even new heights; he will drive it even more into the future.”