Hanscom welcomes new detachment commander

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  • By K. Houston Waters
  • 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Lt. Col. Andrew Travis took command of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Detachment 7 here during a change of command ceremony at the Minuteman Commons Jan. 28.

Lt. Gen. Shaun Q. Morris, commander, AFLCMC, presided over the ceremony, in which Lt. Col. Richard Baysinger relinquished command.

“It’s important to take time to recognize the fantastic work that Richard has done since he took over this position in 2019,” said Morris. “As Detachment 7 commander, he helped solve problems for our program executive officers and their senior materiel leaders, giving them more time to focus on delivering war-winning capabilities every single day. I thank Richard for the work he did here; he was a model commander for this organization.”

Baysinger referred to Hanscom personnel as the most supportive group he’s ever worked with, and while things were not always perfect, he attributes his successful tenure to excellent communication among the directorates. He also thanked the members of Detachment 7 for their technical abilities and dedication.

“Detachment7, you are truly sent from heaven,” he said. “Thank you to each one of you. I know you will continue to carry out your mission seeking excellence.”

Baysinger will stay at Hanscom, moving to a position as deputy commander of the 66th Air Base Group.

For his service to the AFLCMC workforce, Morris presented Baysinger with the Meritorious Service Medal.

Travis said he is impressed with the work going on in the detachment and is excited to get to know the members of his new team.

“I’m just in awe of all the nuanced ways that Detachment 7 supports our Airmen and senior leaders,” he said. “It’s a great privilege for me to embark on this new journey here at Hanscom. I truly appreciate this opportunity to continue to serve here.”

Travis previously served as chief, staff meteorology, in the Weather Systems Branch, Aerospace Management Systems Division, Digital Directorate.

As Detachment 7 commander, Travis will have authority of 420 military personnel across three program executive offices and five directorates. He and his team advise senior leaders on military personnel management and also provide administrative duties, including overseeing deployments, training, fitness, medical evaluations and discipline.