AFOTEC Det. 5 gets new CC

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Lt. Col. Ryan Hollman assumed command of Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 5 here Aug. 14. The ceremony was held at Club Muroc and was officiated by Maj. Gen. Matthew H. Molloy, AFOTEC commander. AFOTEC is headquartered at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and has two detachments at Edwards.

Hollman is a native of Wisner, Nebraska, and a graduate of Iowa State University. He is a senior pilot with more than 1,900 hours of flight time aboard the B-1, T-38 and T-37. He has also flown numerous combat missions. He is scheduled to be promoted to colonel Aug. 31.

AFOTEC tests and evaluates new warfighting capabilities in operationally-realistic environments, influencing and informing national resources decisions.

AFOTEC Det. 5 was first activated July 1982. Over the years, Det. 5's missioned has focused on testing mobility and bomber aircraft. Recent developments in remotely piloted aircraft added this new aircraft category to the detachment's portfolio. Recent high-priority test programs at Det. 5 include the KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling tanker.

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