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Getting to know the new AFSVC commander

Col. Christopher Parrish is the new Air Force Services Center Commander following a change of command ceremony July 20, in San Antonio. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

Col. Christopher Parrish is the new Air Force Services Center Commander following a change of command ceremony July 20, in San Antonio. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Col. Christopher Parrish took command of the Air Force Services Center during a change of command ceremony July 20.

AFSVC, one of four primary subordinate units of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, delivers globally integrated management, resourcing and support operations for Airmen and families. 

We asked the colonel a few questions about his life, his career and his thoughts about joining our team. 

Time in service?  
26 years as of May

Hometown?  
Orange Park, Florida

Can you please tell us a little about your career leading up to this point?  
So far, I’ve been in the full range of force support functions, including as a squadron and group commander. My last 5 years were in the Pacific where I was the mission support group commander at Misawa Air Base, Japan, and then the Pacific Air Forces director of manpower, personnel, and services. I have also served in a variety of joint positions, including one year with the United States Security Coordinator under the State Department in Jerusalem.

What about your new role has you the most excited?  
The difference AFSVC makes for every Airman and family member in the Air and Space Forces.  

What do you want the AFIMSC team to know about you?  
I love getting after big problems and doing so in ways that combine the best efforts of the wider team.

What do you like most about serving in the Air Force?  
I like the sense of purpose and service in securing our nation’s defense.  

To learn more about Parrish’s career, visit his official biography at https://www.afimsc.af.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/2286103/colonel-christopher-r-parrish/.