From: Department of the Air Force
Headquarters 165th Airlift Wing (AMC)
Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey L. "Torch" Thetford has been promoted to the command level of Colonel. He currently serves as the Commander of the 165th Mission Support Group, a critical element of the 165th Airlift Wing.
Col Thetford's responsibilities include directing all matters concerning civil engineering, logistics, communications, security, personnel support, emergency management, anti-terrorism, supply, family support, fire crash rescue for the 165th Airlift Wing and three geographically separated units. In addition, he serves on the Joint Forces HQ Staff for Strategic Plans and is a Senior Military Advisor on the Georgia Governor's Aerospace Industry Task Force.