303d Fighter Squadron welcomes new commander

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  • By Staff Sgt Jacob Gutierrez
  • 442d Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Lt. Col. Paul Brown assumed command of the 303d Fighter Squadron from Lt. Col. Ryan Hodges September 10, 2023, during a ceremony held in the 5-bay maintenance hanger here.

Col. Mark Orek, 442d Operations Group commander, presided over the ceremony.

Brown is a command A-10C instructor pilot with more than 3,900 flying hours and has completed five combat tours in Afghanistan.

In his civilian capacity, Brown is employed by a major airline as a Boeing 777 first officer.