Air Force Reserve welcomes its new commander Published Aug. 3, 2022 By Jaimi Chafin Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Lt. Gen. John Healy received command of the Air Force Reserve Command from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., during a change of command ceremony here Aug. 3. The change of command ceremony followed Healy’s promotion ceremony where he was promoted from major general to lieutenant general. 220803-F-GG241-1008 Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., administers the oath of office to Lt. Gen. John Healy, during a promotion ceremony at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, Aug. 3, 2022. Brown presided over the ceremony that took place before Healy took command of Air Force Reserve Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicole King) Photo Details / Download Hi-Res “For the men and women of the Air Force Reserve, you fill that unique role of bringing diverse strengths and experiences gained from your dual civilian and military identities -- not just to one area, but to everything we provide the nation,” said Brown. “I’m thankful for the professionalism, capability and competency of the Reserve Citizen Airmen here at Air Force Reserve Command.” Brown shared some words of praise and encouragement with Healy. “John, in every role, you’ve led our Air Force and Airmen to remarkable success,” said Brown. “I’m excited for you to have this opportunity to pour your immense talent and dedication to leading the professionals of the Air Force Reserve Command. I look forward to watching the Air Force Reserve Command continue to grow and thrive under your steady hand.” Following receipt of the guidon, Healy gave his first address at Robins' Museum of Aviation as the new commander of AFRC. “We’re in a great place thanks to your steady leadership,” Healy said to Scobee. “And I’m all in to continue down the path that you so ably set out in front of us. My priorities and goals are going to be pretty basic and straightforward -- ready now, transforming for the future.” 220803-F-GG241-1006 Lt. Gen. John Healy’s family pin his new rank on his uniform during his promotion ceremony at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, Aug. 3, 2022. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., presided over the ceremony before Healy took command of Air Force Reserve Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicole King) Photo Details / Download Hi-Res Brown made a special presentation to Janis Scobee, who was awarded the Distinguished Public Service award for her outstanding support and mentorship of the families during Scobee’s time serving as commander. During Scobee’s final address to the command he said all he was able to accomplish within the command during his time was due to the excellence of his team and the Reserve Citizen Airmen serving alongside him. “There has been no point in my career more meaningful than this and it’s all because of you,” Scobee said.