A source at the 180th fighter wing in Swanton tells WNWO Colonel Craig R. Baker will take over as its newest base commander.
H e's currently serving as the 57th vice commander at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.
A ccording to his biography on the Department of Air Force website, since July of 2013, Colonel Baker has been responsible for 39 squadrons at 12 installations, he also oversees four groups, the 57th adversary tactics group. 57th operations group. 57th maintenance group. And U.S. Air Force weapons school.
B aker's education includes , a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. Squadron officer school training. A master of science in strategic intelligence. And a master of science in strategic studies.
The source close to the 180th fighter base, says Baker toured the 180th air base in December. Phone calls and emails to the 180th to confirm the information our source provided hasn't been returned.