307th LRS gains new commander

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Callie Ware
  • 307th Bomb Wing

Maj. Christopher Hokans took command of the 307th Logistics Readiness Squadron during a ceremony here July 10, 2021.

The former 307th LRS director of operations brings more than 21 years of service to the unit, including previous experience as the director of operations for the 944th LRS at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

Hokans has worked with various career fields such as airlift and contingency operations, materiel management and distribution, vehicle maintenance and management, and plans and programs logistics support for wartime requirements. He also deployed with the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

During his speech to LRS personnel at the event, Col. Barry Crane, 307th Mission Support Group commander, mentioned several of Hokans’ leadership qualities, including his knack for strategic planning, quality assurance, and data analytics. Crane predicted those skills would enhance the unit’s efficiency in the way they do business.

“He brings the background, he brings the motivation and inspiration,” said Crane. “He is someone who can keep the squadron going to keep it innovative and continue the culture of the squadron on a very high trajectory.”

Hokans followed Crane’s speech where he explained his strategy for the unit.  He cited his plans for supporting the squadron in his new role to ensure compliance, readiness, and the ongoing development of the 307th LRS Airmen.

Hokans predicted the squadron would maintain its standard of excellence, where all members feel their efforts are meaningful and significant, if it focused on those three areas.

“I promise that you will have my total and unwavering support,” said Hokans. “I promise to be your advocate to provide you the opportunities you need to excel.”