Scott AFB commander selected to be SECAF advisor, departs in March

Col. Leslie Maher 
375th Air Mobility Wing and
Installation commander

SCOTT AFB – Col. Leslie Maher, 375th Air Mobility Wing and Installation commander, has been selected to be the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, and will report to her new duties in early March.  Assuming command of 375th AMW will be Col. Joseph Meyer, currently serving as its vice wing commander. He will serve in that position until Col. J. Scot Heathman takes command in late summer, who is currently serving as the vice commander at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington.

Maher, who took command Feb. 20, 2018, said that while she is honored to be selected to serve for the SECAF, her heart – and family – will remain at Scott AFB.

“It’s been an incredible whirlwind ride this last year and it hurts to leave so many things mid-stride, but this wing has incredible, dedicated and talented people who will carry on and that makes it a little more bearable,” she said.