9th Reconnaissance Wing CoC

Col. Andrew Clark, 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander, stands at attention awaiting his first salute as the new commander of the 9th RW Beale Air Force Base, California, April 13, 2018. The 9th RW is the only intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance wing in the Department of Defense.

Col. Andrew Clark, 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander, stands at attention awaiting his first salute as the new commander of the 9th RW Beale Air Force Base, California, April 13, 2018. The 9th RW is the only intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance wing in the Department of Defense.

Maj. Gen. Mary O'Brien, 25th Air Force commander, and Col. Larry Broadwell, former 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander, clap for Col. Andrew Clark, 9th RW commander, during the change of command at Beale Air Force Base, California, April 13, 2018. Clark will be responsible for more than 7,000 Airmen and civilians as well as the Air Force's entire high-altitude reconnaissance fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawk and U-2 Dragon lady aircraft.

Maj. Gen. Mary O'Brien, 25th Air Force commander, and Col. Larry Broadwell, former 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander, clap for Col. Andrew Clark, 9th RW commander, during the change of command at Beale Air Force Base, California, April 13, 2018. Clark will be responsible for more than 7,000 Airmen and civilians as well as the Air Force's entire high-altitude reconnaissance fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawk and U-2 Dragon lady aircraft.

Maj. Gen. Mary O'Brien, 25th Air Force commander, hands the guidon to Col. Andrew Clark, 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander at Beale Air Force Base, California, April 13, 2018. Col. Clark took over command after previously holding the position of vice commander for the 9th RW.

Maj. Gen. Mary O'Brien, 25th Air Force commander, hands the guidon to Col. Andrew Clark, 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander at Beale Air Force Base, California, April 13, 2018. Col. Clark took over command after previously holding the position of vice commander for the 9th RW. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Parsons)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

Col. Andrew Clark assumed command of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing and Beale Air Force Base during a change of command ceremony April 13, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, California.

Clark, who most recently served as the vice commander here at Beale, succeeds Col. Larry Broadwell, who led the 9th RW and Beale AFB for more than two years.

"I am honored and excited to continue serving under the 25th Air Force," Clark said. "I trust in all of you, and I know we will not fail as we continue to push the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance mission on an upward trajectory."

Maj. Gen. Mary O'Brien, 25th Air Force commander, was the presiding official for the ceremony.
Broadwell was presented with the Legion of Merit– given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements.