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446th Mission Support Group welcomes new commander

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U.S. Air Force Col. Sherard Dorroh addresses attendees during his assumption of command ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, on April 11, 2021. Dorrah assumed command of the 446th Mission Support Group. The assumption of command ceremony is a military tradition that formally signifies the transfer of responsibility from one commanding officer to another, symbolized through the passing of a guidon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ann Butler)

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. --

Col. Sherard Dorroh assumed command of the 446th Mission Support Group during an assumption of command ceremony held here on April 11.

“I’m just very excited and looking forward to the challenge and doing whatever I can to make it better for our Airmen," Dorroh said.

Before assuming command of the 446th MSG, Dorroh served as the commander of the 943rd Mission Support Flight in Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. Dorroh attended the University of Texas and graduated in 1996. He has served in several command roles before joining the Air Force Reserve in 2012 where he continues to support the Air Force mission.

“There's a bit of resiliency that comes with me and it's in my D.N.A,” he said “It's wrapped up in a village of people that I am with.”

He shared with attendees how his upbringing, friends and family have helped shape him into who he is today. It's because of this, he said, that will help him lead the 446th MSG and bring resilience to the Airmen. The group guidon was used as a visual reminder of the role Airmen play in the success of an organization.

“My mission support group is the base of the guidon,” said Dorroh. “If you try to stand the guidon up without the base; it's gonna fall over.”

The MSG group is made up of five squadrons and one flight, which includes the 446th Civil Engineer Squadron, 446th Force Support Squadron, 446th Security Forces Squadron, 36th Aerial Port Squadron, 86th Aerial Port Squadron, and 446th Logistics Readiness Flight.