Posted: Aug 24, 2013 5:10 PM by MTN News
GREAT FALLS - Colonel David Lynch, the commander of the 341st Security Forces Group at Malmstrom Air Force Base, was relieved of command on August 22nd, according to a press release from base officials.
Colonel Robert Stanley, the commander of the 341st Missile Wing, relieved Lynch from command "due to a loss of confidence in Lynch's ability to lead his group."
According to the press release, Lynch's removal is not due to the missile wing's recent unsatisfactory rating during a Nuclear Surety Inspection, but as the base prepares for a re-inspection, "Stanley must have full confidence in the leadership ability of his commanders."
Colonel John Wilcox, the Security Forces Division director at Air Force Global Strike Command Security at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, will serve as the interim commander of the Malmstrom security forces unit until a replacement is named.