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17th Force Support Squadron welcomes new director

17th Force Support Squadron Director William Dowell, speaks during the 17th FSS assumption of leadership at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, October 19, 2018. The 17th FSS mission is to provide world-class personnel services, resiliency oriented Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs and education experiences to inspire mission ready Airmen and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

17th Force Support Squadron Director William Dowell, speaks during the 17th FSS assumption of leadership at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, October 19, 2018. The 17th FSS mission is to provide world-class personnel services, resiliency oriented Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs and education experiences to inspire mission ready Airmen and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Beck, 17th Mission Support Group commander, speaks during the 17th Force Support Squadron assumption of leadership at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, October 19, 2018. Beck welcomed 17th FSS incoming Director, William Dowell.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Beck, 17th Mission Support Group commander, speaks during the 17th Force Support Squadron assumption of leadership at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, October 19, 2018. Beck welcomed 17th FSS incoming Director, William Dowell. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Beck, 17th Mission Support Group commander, gives the guideon to 17th Force Support Squadron incoming Director William Dowell, during the 17th FSS assumption of leadership at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, October 19, 2018. The assumption of leadership ceremony is a time honored military tradition that signifies the orderly transfer of authority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Beck, 17th Mission Support Group commander, gives the guideon to 17th Force Support Squadron incoming Director William Dowell, during the 17th FSS assumption of leadership at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, October 19, 2018. The assumption of leadership ceremony is a time honored military tradition that signifies the orderly transfer of authority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

The 17th Force Support Squadron conducted their assumption of leadership at the Event Center October 19.

Col. Jason Beck, 17th Mission Support Group commander, transferred command of the squadron to 17th FSS incoming Director, William Dowell. In a symbolic exchange of authority, Beck passed the squadron guideon to Dowell.

The 17th FSS welcomes Dowell as their new director.

The 17th FSS mission is to provide world-class personnel services, resiliency oriented Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs and education experiences to inspire mission ready Airmen and their families.

Their vision is to train, develop and inspire Force Support professionals to deliver exceptional support to the 17th Training Wing.