Andersen Air Force Base, Guam – Air Force Brig. Gen. Andrew J. Toth took command of the 36th Wing at Andersen Air Force Base this morning.
Brig. Gen. Toth took over from Brig. Gen. Steven D. Garland during a Change of Command ceremony in Hangar 1 at AAFB in Yigo.
During the ceremony, outgoing Commander Garland said, “The center of gravity of this institution is you, the 3000 airmen soldiers who are part of team Andersen. Collectively, you are our best and brightest. You are disciples of air power, passionate about this wing and what it means to the Pacific Region. For you, this isn’t an assignment, it’s a calling and it’s an honor to have been one of you.”
Toth comes to Andersen from Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph in San Antonio, Texas, where he served as the Director of Assignments and Air and Space Expeditionary Force Operations at the Air Force Personnel Center.
He is a command pilot with more than 2,900 hours including 339 combat flying hours in the F-15A/B/C/D, F-16 C/D and F-35A aircraft. Toth also served as the Commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida from March 2011 to May 2013.
He takes command of a wing mission that includes the employment, deployment, reception and throughput of air and space forces in the Asia-Pacific region.
Garland moves on to become the Vice Commander of 14th Air Force at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.