90 OMRS welcomes new commander

Col. Paul Toth, 90th Medical Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Troy Novak, 90th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, during the 90 OMRS Change of Command Ceremony July 1, at Trails End on F.E. Warren Air Force Base. The ceremony signified the transition of command from Col. Erin Knightner to Novak. Photo by Airman 1st Class Charles Munoz

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE – Lt. Col. Troy Novak assumed command of the 90th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron during a change of command ceremony 1 July, at Trails End, on F.E. Warren Air Force Base.

Prior to his current position, Novak was Deputy Group Commander and Administrator at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.

Lt. Col. Erin Knightner, outgoing 90 OMRS commander, will serve as Medical Surgical Master Clinician, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

90 OMRS specializes in operational medicine and providing care to active duty military personnel while 90 Healthcare Operations Squadron focuses on providing medical care to dependents and retirees.

A change of command ceremony is a tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility from the outgoing commander to the incoming commander.