Getting to know the new AFIMSC Detachment 1 commander

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The new Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center commander at Detachment 1 believes our nation depends on people from all walks of life, equally dedicated to the principles that make and keep our country free.

As Detachment 1 commander, Col. Victor Moncrieffe II is AFIMSC’s senior representative to Headquarters, U.S. Space Force. He is responsible for an operating budget of over $500 million and leads a staff of 25 military and civilian subject matter experts at the detachment’s Pentagon headquarters and operation locations at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, and Joint Base San Antonio. The Detachment 1 team manages enterprise-wide assets worth $20 billion while providing critical installation and mission support to the 37,500 Guardians and Airmen assigned to locations across the globe.

Moncrieffe, a 1994 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, was previously assigned as the Deputy Director, Force Protection and Chief, Air National Guard Security Forces, National Guard Bureau, Maryland. While there, he was responsible for organizing, training and equipping the more than 7,400 security force personnel assigned to 90 Air National Guard wings across 54 states and territories.

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

What do you want the AFIMSC team to know about you?

I am a Defender – have been and always will be to my core. However, I’m an officer in the U.S. Air Force first, and my experiences throughout my career have given me a deep appreciation for Airman and the intangible attributes they bring to the profession of arms. Whether in command or on staff, I’ve come to depend on others who are equally dedicated to the principles which make and keep our country free. It’s this dedication to something greater than oneself that allowed the many formations I’ve led to succeed in peace and in combat. My accomplishments, promotions and many accolades aren’t solely my doing, but are representative of the collective. They reflect the Airmen and civilians I’ve had the opportunity to serve with over these past 29 years.

What’s something people would be surprised to know about you? 

I love music and have a very eclectic palate: classic rock, R&B, hip-hop, classical, Latin, soul, etc. During my high school years, a friend and I were DJs who would travel to house parties to entertain the crowd. Unlike today, where playlists are on computers, we had milk-crates full of records. It was more an art than the science it is today.

What do you like most about serving in the Air Force? 

There’s a song that came out in the early 70s by the Stylistics called “People Make the World Go Round” and I believe this deeply. Our Defense Department depends on patriots from across our great nation, from all walks of life, to serve the greater good. People are the ultimate weapon system. Their efforts, hard work and dedication ensure our military remains the most powerful in the world. I love the Air Force because of the interesting people I get to interact with. When we all work together for the collective good, we cannot be defeated!

Is there anything you’d like to add?

I’m extremely humbled to have been asked to command this late in my career, and I relish the opportunity to be part of the greater AFIMSC Family. I look forward to meeting fellow teammates across our varied formations and appreciate the opportunity to work for an organization whose motto is “Your Success is our Mission!”

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