67th CW welcomes new commander

Col. David Snoddy (center) salutes Maj. Gen. J. Kevin McLaughlin (left) during the 67th Cyberspace Wing change of command ceremony June 20 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.  Snoddy assumed command  from Col. William Poirier, who had led the wing since 2012.  (U.S. Air Force photo/William Belcher)

Col. David Snoddy (center) salutes Maj. Gen. J. Kevin McLaughlin (left) during the 67th Cyberspace Wing change of command ceremony June 20 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Snoddy assumed command from Col. William Poirier, who had led the wing since 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/William Belcher)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The 67th Cyberspace Wing welcomed a new commander June 20 during a ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Col. David W. Snoddy assumed command from Col. William J. Poirier, who led the unit since July 10, 2012.

The 67th CW operates, manages and defends Air Force networks around the world. In addition, the wing provides network operations and network warfare capabilities to Air Force, joint task force and combatant commanders.

Maj. Gen. J. Kevin McLaughlin, 24th Air Force commander, officiated the ceremony.

"Col. Poirier took the 67th CW to new heights and the success of the wing is a true testament to his leadership. His expertise will serve him well in his future roles," said McLaughlin. "I am confident that, going forward under Col Snoddy's leadership, this wing will continue to meet the cyber challenges of both the Air Force and our nation with success."

Under Poirier's leadership, the 67th CW was awarded the Omaha Trophy in 2013 for global operations, and earned two Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards.

"It has truly been an honor to serve the Airmen of this wing as their commander," said Poirier. "I cannot say enough about the people--they have amazing talent and drive. I thank them for all they do for our great nation."

Snoddy comes to the 67th CW from Washington, D.C., where he was part of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Fellows program.

"I am so grateful for the opportunity to work in this great wing and in this great community," said Snoddy. "This domain is so critical to our nation and I am humbled by the chance to be a part of its growth."