Teff Assumes Command of 127th MSG

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  • By MSgt David Kujawa
  • 127th Wing Public Affairs
Col. Bryan J. Teff is the new commander of the 127th Mission Support Group after an assumption of command ceremony at Selfridge Air National Guard Base during the 127th Wing's April Unit Training Assembly.

Teff assumed command during a formal ceremony. Col. Mac A. Crawford recently retired from the Michigan Air National Guard as the MSG Commander, and Lt. Col. Vernetta P. Hughes acted as the MSG Commander during the transition. Hughes is the 127th MSG deputy commander.

Col. Philip R. Sheridan, 127th Wing commander, praised the past service of both Teff and Crawford, both of whom have served on numerous deployments.

Teff, is a command pilot with 3,800 hours of flight time in the T-38, A-10A, and A-10C aircraft. He has deployed seven times to southwest Asia, encompassing over 100 A-10A and A-10C combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Teff will oversee several squadrons as the commander of the Mission Support Group, including 127th Security Forces Squadron, 127th Communications Squadron, 127th Force Support Squadron, 127th Logistics Readiness Squadron and 127tht Civil Engineer Squadron. The Contracting Division of the Air National Guard is also part of 127th MSG. More than 500 personnel are assigned to the 127th MSG in total.

Teff received his commission at the United States Air Force Academy along with a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research. His first assignment was at Columbus Air Force Base as a T-38 instructor pilot. Teff received an A-10 assignment in 1994 and was a Distinguished Graduate from Fighter Fundamentals. He was the 110th Air Operations Squadron Commander at Battle Creek Air National Guard Base. And his most recent assignment before assuming command of the 127th Mission Support Group, he served as the commander for the Alpena CRTC, Alpena, Mich.
"Challenges have the ability to turn into opportunities," Teff told the members of the 127th MSG. "It is about leadership, proven over and over again!"

Comprised of approximately 1,700 personnel and flying both the A-10 Thunderbolt II and the KC-135 Stratotanker, the 127th Wing supports Air Mobility Command, Air Combat Command and Air Force Special Operations Command by providing highly-skilled Airmen to missions domestically and overseas. The 127th Wing is the host unit at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, which marks its 97th year of continuous military air operations in 2014.