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Two commanders of the 5th Bomb Wing were relieved of their duties on Monday



Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota – According to a report from Global Strike Command, the leadership of the 8th Air Force dismissed two commanders and four subordinates from their positions inside the 5th Bomb Wing on Monday.

The report says that Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Gebara relieved the two commanders “due to a loss of confidence in their ability to complete their assigned duties.”

According to MAFB Public Affairs, the commanders that were removed from their positions are as follows: Col. Gregory Mayer, who served as commander of the 5th Mission Support Group; and Maj. Jonathan Welch, who served as commander of the 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

According to statements made by MAFB Public Affairs, Colonel Michael Maginness will be assuming the role of acting Mission Support Group Commander. At this point, the identity of the person who will assume the role of interim leader of the 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron remains unknown.

It was verified by base public affairs that Colonel Daniel Hoadley will continue to serve as commander of the 51st Bomb Wing.

According to the study, four subordinate leaders at Minot Air Force Base were relieved of their responsibilities by commanders who are assigned to the base.

Minot Air Force Base houses two of the three wings of what’s known as the “nuclear triad” — the 5th Bomb Wing and the 91st Missile Wing.