Brigadier General Douglas A. Farnham Announces New Commander for 101st Air Refueling Wing

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Airmen assigned to the 101st Air Refueling Wing participate in the July 10 assumption of command ceremony at the air base in Bangor.

BANGOR, ME (07/20/2016)(readMedia)-- Brig. Gen. Douglas A. Farnham, Adjutant General for the Maine National Guard, announced Col. Frank W. Roy as commander of the 101st Air Refueling Wing.

Roy assumed the duties of commander on June 5, but a ceremony was held at the air base on July 10 in front of senior Maine National Guard leadership, the unit, family and friends.

The 101st Air Refueling Wing commander is responsible for the full range of command, discipline, training, and morale issues of a KC-135 air refueling wing.

"Col. Frank Roy is an excellent officer and the logical choice to assume command of the 101st Air Refueling Wing," Farnham said. "He brings tremendous experience to the position with his vast array of military assignments and work ethic."

Roy has over 30 years of military service and 3,300 hours as a command pilot. He began his military career in 1986 as a medic in the Maine Army National Guard. He earned his commission as a US Army second lieutenant in 1990. In 1993, Roy transitioned from the Maine Army National Guard to the 101st Air Refueling Wing, Maine Air National Guard, where he continues to serve.

Roy's most recent assignments include maintenance group commander and operations group commander for the 101st Air Refueling Wing.

Roy says that he is honored to be selected to lead the 101st Air Refueling Wing, one of the most decorated Air National Guard units in the country.

"I consistently hear stories about how great the unit is," Roy said. "Not because we tell them that it is great, but because we show them it is great in combat and peacetime in all that we do."

Roy replaced Col. Adam H. Jenkins who retired after 30 years of service in July.

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