Honorary Commander Program

The Honorary Commander Program (HCCP) enables members of the community to understand the
importance of Goodfellow Air Force Base (GAFB), the United States Air Force (USAF), Department of
Defense (DoD) and their military mission. It also enables military commanders and their units to learn
more about the community in which they live. Goodfellow commanders and personnel benefit through
increased association with the community and leaders.
  • Promote a mutual understanding between HCC and GAFB leadership and personnel
  • Help the HCC gain knowledge of the mission of GAFB, the USAF as well as the DoD
  • Encourage the HCC to invest time and resources into projects that will enhance the quality of life for GAFB personnel and their families

How to apply to be an Honorary Commander

In order to apply for the Goodfellow Honorary Commander program please call 325-654-3876 or email to 17trw.pa2@us.af.mil and request an application to be sent to you.

Click here for the application form.  (For best results use Google Chrome)

We have extended the deadline for applications to be submitted.

Please send applications to 17trw.pa2@us.af.mil You will receive a confirmation email from 17th Training Wing Public Affairs that your submission has been received.

Already Submitted?

If you have already submitted and did not receive a confirmation email please resubmit to 17trw.pa2@us.af.mil and we will be sending a confirmation of receipt.

If you have any problems with the application form please contact us. 

Honorary Commander FAQ

What are the selection criteria to become an Honorary Commander?

The criteria are listed on the application linked on this page.


How long of a commitment is there for this position?

We would like our Honorary Commanders to commit for at least a year as there is a process to learn about each are of the 17th Training Wing.  There are also socials and events we would like for our HCCs to attend, if possible. 


Are the events mandatory?

The Group Immersions are mandatory as that is where the HCC will learn the most about the mission of the 17th Training Wing. There will be an induction ceremony and a graduation we would like for you to attend.

Honorary Commander Calendar

Oct - Induction Ceremony

Oct - Ghoulfellow

Nov - Santa's Market

Nov/Dec - Group Immersion

Dec - Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Dec - Commander's Social

Feb/Mar - Group Immersion

Apr - Goodfellow Day (Leadership San Angelo)

May - Goodfellow Appreciation Day

Jun/Jul - Group Immersion

July 4 - Independence Day @ the Rec Camp

July - Wing Change of Command

Aug/Sep - Group Immersion