Auburn man takes command of the 477th Force Support Squadron

Air Force Lt. Col. David M. Kurle assumed command of the 477th Force Support Squadron for the 477th Fighter Group at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richarson, Alaska.

The change of command was made Sept. 7.

Kurle, a 1988 Auburn High School graduate, received his commission in 1992 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps after graduating from Oregon State University.

He has logged more than 800 hours and 130 combat hours as a C-130 navigator. He has deployed numerous times in support of Operations Southern Watch, Joint Endeavor, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom.

Before assuming his current position, Kurle was the executive officer to the Commander, 10th Air Force, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas.

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