MediaAdvisory: 50 SW to Change Command
Release Number: 150501
Published May 18, 2015
The 50th Space Wing will hold a change-of-command ceremony here May 29 at 2 p.m.
Col. DeAnna M. Burt is scheduled to assume command of the wing from Col. William J. Liquori Jr., who is transferring to the Washington D.C. area to serve as the Senior Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Air Force.
Burt returns to Schriever leaving her post at Air Force Space Command as Director of the Commander's Action Group. Burt was previously assigned to the installation as the 2nd Space Operations Squadron commander. Additionally, she has commanded at the flight and group levels.
As commander of the wing, Burt will be responsible for more than 4,200 military, Department of Defense civilians and contractor personnel serving at 14 operating locations worldwide, and operating 69 surveillance, navigation and timing, space situational awareness and communication satellites valued at more than $66 billion. The wing's Air Force Satellite Control Network supports a total of 175 satellites from multiple government agencies. Burt will also serve as the installation commander, hosting approximately 20 mission partners whose combined economic impact is approximately $1 billion.
Both commanders will be available for interviews.
Media interested in attending the ceremony need to call the 50th Space Wing Public Affairs office at (719) 567-5040 to RSVP no later than 4:30 p.m. May 27.