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Criminology Professor Inducted as an Honorary Commander for the 927th Air Refueling Wing at MacDill AFB

Criminology Professor Inducted as an Honorary Commander for the 927th Air Refueling Wing at MacDill AFB

Kathleen Heide, PhD, was inducted as an honorary commander for the 927th Air Refueling Wing at MacDill Air Force Base at a formal ceremony held on Friday, September 18, 2015. Honorary commanders are asked to serve for a two-year period and are partnered with Group Commanders, Command Chiefs, Wing Commanders, and Squadron Commanders. Honorary Commanders are also invited to participate in activities such as an aerial-refueling orientation flight, official wing functions including roll call, award ceremonies, promotions, changes of command, and MacDill's annual AirFest. Dr. Heide will be serving as an Honorary Commander with the reserves security forces squadron under the command of Major William Beauchene. Major Beauchene presented her with an official Certificate of Appointment as Honorary Commander, 927th Security Forces Squadron (top right). On Saturday, September 19th, Dr. Heide participated in a refueling mission (bottom right) and on Sunday, September 20th, witnessed roll call on the base. Dr. Heide has already invited MacDill leadership to speak to her Crime and Justice in America class about military police, military justice, and military tribunals.