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Medical Group welcomes new commander

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  • By 1st Lt. Angela Walz
  • 162nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Members of the 162nd Fighter Wing's Medical Group welcomed their new commander, Lt. Col. Patricia Wilson, at the conclusion of the August unit training assembly.

"The talent of all of the medical professionals in the group is second to none. I'm honored to be the newest member of the medical group team and I look forward to the days ahead," said Wilson.

Wilson comes to the medical group from the 162nd Fighter Wing Mission Support Group where she served as the deputy commander since 2009. Prior to that, she served as the 162nd Fighter Wing Force Support Squadron commander and Mission Support Flight commander, respectively.

She is a graduate of the Air War College, Air Command & Staff College, Squadron Officer School, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in human resource management.

Colonel Wilson hails from a medical background. She began her Air Force career as an active duty enlisted health services administrator in 1978. She received a Medical Service Corps commission in 1982 and was the director of two separate medical logistics groups before separating from active duty service in 1987.

After a 15-year break in service, she joined the Arizona Air National Guard and the 162nd Fighter Wing in 2001 and has served here ever since.