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New commander takes AFMSA reigns

Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger, the Air Force Surgeon General, passed command of the Air Force Medical Support Agency to Col. Dean Borsos during a change of command ceremony Aug. 30 at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Va. Borsos assumed command of AFMSA from Brig. Gen. James McClain.

Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger, the Air Force Surgeon General, passed command of the Air Force Medical Support Agency to Col. Dean Borsos during a change of command ceremony Aug. 30 at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Va. Borsos assumed command of AFMSA from Brig. Gen. James McClain.

Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger, the Air Force Surgeon General, passed command of the Air Force Medical Support Agency to Col. Dean Borsos during a change of command ceremony Aug. 30 at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Va. Borsos assumed command of AFMSA from Brig. Gen. James McClain.

Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger, the Air Force Surgeon General, passed command of the Air Force Medical Support Agency to Col. Dean Borsos during a change of command ceremony Aug. 30 at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Va. Borsos assumed command of AFMSA from Brig. Gen. James McClain.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger, the Air Force Surgeon General, passed command of the Air Force Medical Support Agency to Col. Dean Borsos during a change of command ceremony Aug. 30 at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Va. Borsos assumed command of AFMSA from Brig. Gen. James McClain.
   

Under Gen. McClain's leadership, AFMSA has played a huge role in bringing to the table the Air Force expertise and critical thinking that has enabled so much progress and integration within the military health system,” said Ediger, who presided over the ceremony. 

McClain has been the commander of AFMSA since 2013, and after 35 years of service, retired from active duty during a ceremony later that same day.

Borsos takes the reigns after being the vice commander of AFMSA since August 2013. He has a background in administration and finance and has served in several positions related to those fields since 1990. His most recent assignment before coming to AFMSA was as commander of the 20th Medical Group at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

Ediger said, “Dean is a wonderful choice to take command of AFMSA. This is a big transition. We're going to miss Gen. McClain and his family greatly, but we know that AFMSA is being passed into good hands today.”

 

During his first speech as commander, Borsos said he was honored by the chance to lead AFMSA.

 

He said, “Being part of the Air Force for the past 26 years has been a great and rewarding experience. It's taken me to a lot of interesting places, and I’ve had some incredibly challenging jobs. But nothing can provide the challenges, opportunities or rewards of being in command.”

 

He finished his speech by talking directly to the Airmen he has worked with for the past several years and will continue to work with as their new commander.

 

“Thank you for your trust, confidence, and support in making our unit a true team environment, for developing our Airmen and enabling the Air Force Medical Service mission,” he said. “I am humbled and thankful for your support and look forward to serving with you as we continue to build upon the tradition of excellence you've established.”