WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Col. John M. Devillier will become the new Installation Commander and 88th Air Base Wing commander in a ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday. Devillier replaces Col. Cassie Barlow who is retiring.
Lt. Gen. C.D. Moore, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, will preside over the ceremony in front of a contingent of Airmen in the Modern Flight Gallery of the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
Devillier will command one of the largest air base wings in the Air Force with more than 5,000 Air Force military, civilian, and contractor employees. The wing provides support and services to one of the largest, most diverse, and most organizationally complex bases in the Air Force including a major acquisition center, research and development laboratories, a major command headquarters, an airlift wing, and the world’s largest military air museum.
The base is home to more than 27,000 employees and is the largest single site employer in the state of Ohio.