Nevarez-Samshair assumes command of Det. 7

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  • By Jerry Saslav
  • 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Maj. Yaira Nevarez-Samshair took command of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Detachment 7 during a ceremony July 10.

Lt. Gen. Donna D. Shipton, commander, AFLCMC, presided over the ceremony, in which Lt. Col. Andrew Travis relinquished command.

“Andy, you have been my on-site commander for military justice, personnel matters, readiness, fitness, medical evals and training,” said Shipton. “You incorporated an annual review process of records that was adopted across all of my detachments. You increased our on-time reports to 98%.”

Shipton presented Travis with the Meritorious Service Medal, highlighting increased readiness, successfully deploying nearly 80 Airmen to multiple combatant commands, and revamping the in-processing and unit sponsorship programs.

During his remarks, the outgoing commander recognized members of the detachment.

“Your professionalism, duty, and mission commitment is second to none,” said Travis.

Travis will stay in AFLCMC-Hanscom AFB in the Weather Systems Branch.

Nevarez-Samshair looks forward to her new role as commander of the center’s largest detachment.

“I am excited to take on the challenge of commanding Detachment 7,” she said. “It is a privilege to command this team of professionals and serve the men and women of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center as we navigate what will be a challenging and important next two years.”

Nevarez-Samshair’s last assignment was an Air Command and Staff College student at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, where she graduated with a Master’s of Military Operational Art and Science. 

In her role, Nevarez-Samshair will have authority over 480 military personnel across two program executive offices and nine functional organizations.

She will advise senior leaders on military personnel management as well as provide administrative duties, including overseeing deployments, training, fitness, medical evaluations and discipline.