Honorary commanders will be assigned to unit commanders serving in the 7th Bomb Wing, 317th Airlift Wing, 489th Bomb Group, 436th Training Squadron, 337th Test Evaluation Squadron, 77th Weapons Squadron and Det. 1 U.S. Marine Corps.
Honorary commanders will be invited to on-base functions, unit functions and special events such as awards ceremonies, changes of command and holiday events. Dyess unit commanders are encouraged to immerse their assigned honorary commanders into their respective missions. Honorary commanders are likewise encouraged to share their civilian professions and business with the Airmen in their assigned units.
Civic leaders and community leaders selected as honorary commanders will serve a two-year term. At the end of their term, the program’s goal is to have forged a mutually beneficial relationship between influential community members and Dyess Airmen and their families that last beyond their term as honorary commanders.