314th Training Squadron welcomes new commander

U.S. Air Force Color Guard with the 517th Training Group presents the U.S. and Air Force flags during the 314th Training Squadron Change of Command at the Presidio of Monterey, California, June 6, 2018. The change of command ceremony is a time honored military tradition that signifies the orderly transfer of authority. (U.S. Army photo by Natela Cutter/Released)

U.S. Air Force Color Guard with the 517th Training Group presents the U.S. and Air Force flags during the 314th Training Squadron Change of Command at the Presidio of Monterey, California, June 6, 2018. The change of command ceremony is a time honored military tradition that signifies the orderly transfer of authority. (U.S. Army photo by Natela Cutter/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Wiley Barnes, 517th Training Group Commander, accepts the 314th Training Squadron guideon from Lt. Col. Christopher Walker, 314th TRS outgoing commander, during the 314th TRS Change of Command at the Presidio of Monterey, California, June 6, 2018. Walker was the 314th TRS commander for two years and helped increase the linguistic ability of hundreds of multi-service personnel in support of national strategic objectives. (U.S. Army photo by Natela Cutter/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Wiley Barnes, 517th Training Group Commander, accepts the 314th Training Squadron guideon from Lt. Col. Christopher Walker, 314th TRS outgoing commander, during the 314th TRS Change of Command at the Presidio of Monterey, California, June 6, 2018. Walker was the 314th TRS commander for two years and helped increase the linguistic ability of hundreds of multi-service personnel in support of national strategic objectives. (U.S. Army photo by Natela Cutter/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Wiley Barnes, 517th Training Group commander, salutes Lt. Col. Jaclyn DeRoush’s 314th Training Squadron incoming commander, during the 314th TRS Change of Command at the Presidio of Monterey, California, June 6, 2018. As the 314th TRS commander DeRoush is responsible for training and developing linguists for the United States Air Force and her sister services. (U.S. Army photo by Natela Cutter/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Wiley Barnes, 517th Training Group commander, salutes Lt. Col. Jaclyn DeRoush’s 314th Training Squadron incoming commander, during the 314th TRS Change of Command at the Presidio of Monterey, California, June 6, 2018. As the 314th TRS commander DeRoush is responsible for training and developing linguists for the United States Air Force and her sister services. (U.S. Army photo by Natela Cutter/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Wiley Barnes, 517th Training Group Commander, passes the 314th Training Squadron guideon to Lt. Col. Jaclyn DeRoush, 314th TRS incoming commander, at the 314th TRS Change of Command at the Presidio of Monterey, California, June 6, 2018. The guideon signifies the passing of command from one commander to the next. (U.S. Army photo by Natela Cutter/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Wiley Barnes, 517th Training Group Commander, passes the 314th Training Squadron guideon to Lt. Col. Jaclyn DeRoush, 314th TRS incoming commander, at the 314th TRS Change of Command at the Presidio of Monterey, California, June 6, 2018. The guideon signifies the passing of command from one commander to the next. (U.S. Army photo by Natela Cutter/Released)

PRESIDIO OF MONEREY, Calif. --

The 314th Training Squadron conducted their change of command at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center at the Presidio of Monterey, California, June 6.

The 314th TRS welcomed their incoming commander, Lt. Col. Jaclyn DeRoush, and thanked Lt. Col. Christopher Walker, 314th TRS outgoing commander, for his dedication and hard work.

“When I learned that I had been selected for command of the 314th Training Squadron, I was both humbled and excited,” expressed DeRoush, as a part of her incoming speech to her new squadron. “I have seen firsthand both the tactical and strategic impact of professional linguists.”

During his farewell speech to the squadron, Walker reminded Airmen how they are all important to the Air Force.

“Thank you for all that you are doing. I know that the training pipeline here is extremely long but you will all push through it,” said Walker. “The skills you learn here will be vitally important to our national security.”