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Top leadership changes set for Minot AFB

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – The top leadership of the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base will be changing next month, according to Minot AFB Public Affairs.

On June 6, Col. Christopher Menuey, current commander of the 91st Missile Wing, will relinquish command to Col. Kenneth McGhee.

On June 23, Col. Michael Walters, current commander of the 5th Bomb Wing, will relinquish command to Col. Dan Hoadley.

Walters, who has been commander of the Minot bomb wing since July 2020, will be heading to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., for an assignment as assistant deputy director, J33-Current & Integrated Ops, Joint Staff. A command pilot, he has more than 2,680 flight hours (588 combat hours).

Hoadley is coming to Minot AFB from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, where he has been vice commander of the 28th Bomb Wing. He was previously assigned to Minot AFB as a B-52H pilot, Standardization and Evaluation officer and assistant flight commander of the 23rd Bomb Squadron from May 2003-August 2005. A command pilot, he has 2,730 flight hours (238 combat hours).

The commander of Minot AFB’s 5th Bomb Wing ensures the wing’s combat readiness and is responsible for operations involving the wing’s fleet of B-52H bombers to provide deterrence and long-range strike capability for combatant command operations worldwide. His command also provides logistic support for the 91st Missile Wing.

Menuey, who has been commander of the Minot missile wing since July 2020, will be going to U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, for an assignment as Commander’s Action Group director.

McGhee is coming to Minot AFB from Malmstrom AFB, Montana, where he has been commander of the 341st Operations Group. He was previously assigned to Minot AFB as operations officer for the 740th Missile Squadron from July 2013-August 2014, as wing inspector general from August-November 2014 and commander of the 741st Missile Squadron from November 2014-May 2016.

The commander of Minot AFB’s 91st Missile Wing leads more than 1,800 Air Force airmen and civilians in support of the nation’s land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles.The wing operates, maintains and secures 150 Minuteman III ICBMs in underground facilities and 15 missile alert facilities in northwest and north central North Dakota.

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