New Leadership in Security and Communications
By Staff Sgt. Lindsey Soulsby, 120th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office
/ Published March 21, 2016
GREAT FALLS, Mont. -- The 120th Airlift Wing hosted two assumption of commands in the Larsen Room March 5 for the 120th Security Forces Squadron and 120th Communications Flight.
Members of 120th SFS and the 120th CF, family and friends attended the event in support of Maj. Cody B. Smith assuming command of security forces and Lt. Col. Timothy J. Lincoln assuming command of communications.
"I have very high confidence in both Tim and Cody, they have demonstrated the proper leadership in the past and they will take two excellent units to another level," said 120th Mission Support Group Commander Col. Frederyck Cayer Jr.
Smith, left wing headquarters as the wing executive officer to assume command of the 120th SFS.
"I appreciate your confidence in me and for the new opportunity to work with some great people, said 120th Security Forces Squadron Commander Maj. Cody Smith. I'm really excited to move forward from here."
The 120th SFS offers new challenges for Smith to lead a squadron of more than 80 personnel that provides many layers of security for the wing.
Along with security, communications is vital to the day to day operations of the base.
"The 120th CF has always been creative at problem solving and it takes a lot of talent and ingenuity to do the job," said 120th Communications Flight Commander Lt. Col. Timothy J. Lincoln. "I am very excited to come from an area that is creative and go into another area where that's the case as well."
Serving as the past comptroller, Lincoln oversaw 40 members of wing headquarters which is made up of a variety of job specialties. He will now lead the communications flight of more than 30 members who share similar careers.
120th Airlift Wing officers are well-rounded due to the opportunities to lead in different capacities around the base.