307th Mission Support Group gains new commander

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  • By 2nd Lt. Cody Burt
  • 307th Bomb Wing

Col. Barry Crane assumed command of the 307th Mission Support Group (MSG) during a ceremony here Aug. 8, 2020.

Crane challenged the Reserve Citizen Airmen present at the ceremony to focus on developing resilient leaders within the 307th MSG.

“It is crucial that every airman begins to think of themselves as a mentor,” Crane said during his speech.  

Crane’s previous assignment was as the Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Director of Logistics at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  There, he assisted in leading more than 600 personnel that oversaw AFLCMC activities for weapon system’s life cycle logistics and product support management.

Crane entered the Air Force in 1994 after graduating from The Citadel in South Carolina. His service record includes duty as an acquisition logistics program manager, logistics plans officer, and squadron commander. He also served as a logistics staff officer at Air Force Material Command headquarters.

Crane is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom where he supported logistics operations for the Combined Air Operations Center in Saudi Arabia.

Crane replaced Col. Sandy Vandivere as the 307th MSG commander.