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Security Forces Squadron gets new commander

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  • By Master Sgt. Matt Schwartz
  • 193rd Special Operations Wing

A new commander was appointed to the 193rd Special Operations Security Forces Squadron here May 15.

Maj. Kathleen Fabrizi assumed command of the squadron during an assumption of command ceremony. 

Fabrizi began her career in 1999 with the 111th Air Attack Wing, as an enlisted A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft propulsion systems specialist. She then served as a production recruiter before gaining her commission as an officer in 2006. As an officer, Fabrizi has served as a combat systems officer with the 193rd Special Operations Group, J33, chief of operations for the Pennsylvania National Guard Joint Emergency Operations Center, and in various other roles. Her most recent position prior to assuming command was director of complaints resolution in the 193rd SOW Inspector General office.

During her speech, Fabrizi thanked her friends and family for their support and credited her success to the leadership she had experienced throughout her own journey.

“I take great personal pride in expressing my appreciation for the professional support, attitude and attention to detail I have seen so far since I joined the 193rd Special Operations Security Forces Squadron,” said Fabrizi. “Thank you for welcoming me into your squadron with open arms. I look forward to working with all of you in this new capacity.”

Fabrizi will lead the security forces squadron whose mission is to provide base defense and security here and in deployed locations through the Phoenix Raven and the Air Force Special Operations Command’s Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element programs.

Fabrizi credits the diverse experience she’s gained throughout her career for the opportunity to command the security forces squadron.

“If I can do it, anyone can,” Fabrizi said. “Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone, lean into challenges and say yes to anywhere you are needed.”