HILL AFB—The Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill Air Force Base is under new leadership after a change of command ceremony last week.
Brig. Gen. Stacey Hawkins was installed as the new commander in the Aug. 31 ceremony. He held a similar role at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, where he was director of logistics, engineering and force protection for Air Mobility Command over the past two years.
Hawkins replaces Brig. Gen. Steven Bleymaier at Hill, and Bleymaier will take Hawkins’ place at Scott AFB.
In his role at the Ogden complex, Hawkins will oversee the work of about 8,100 personnel who perform depot repair, overhaul and modification of the F-16, F-22 and F-35 fighter jets, plus the A-10, C-130 and 38 aircraft. Their team also oversees work on the Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile system and products such as landing gear, wheels and brakes, rocket motors, air munitions and guided bombs, photonics equipment, training devices, software, electronics, avionics, instruments, hydraulics, power systems and other aerospace components, according to a press release from the base.
“We’re going to drive to achieve production outcomes toward ‘Art of the Possible’ results in support of our nation’s warfighters,” he told the assembled crowd, according to information from Hill. “I’m thrilled to lock arm in arm with everyone on this installation to build on the momentum of those who have gone before us.”
A veteran of 26 years in the Air Force, Hawkins has filled assignments from Nevada to Massachusetts, and from Washington D.C. to South Korea. He has earned the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, and many more awards and decorations.
Hawkins expressed his enthusiasm for joining the Hill community.
He and his family are thrilled, he said, “to become a part of this great military community, where patriotism, family values and an industrious spirit converge to deliver freedom and security for our nation.”