26th Space Aggressor Squadron changes hands

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Lt. Col. Laura Kohake took command of the 26th Space Aggressor Squadron from Lt. Col. Frank Kincaid during a change of command ceremony at The Barn on July 8.

As commander, Kohake is responsible for managing the replication of enemy threats to space-based and space-enabled systems during tests and training exercises. She oversees personnel who train the modern warfighter to operate in an environment where critical capabilities like Global Positioning Systems and Satellite Communications are interfered with or denied in order to prepare them for current and future fights, and guarantee U.S. battlefield dominance.

Kohake was commissioned through the Reserve Officers' Training Corps in 2001 and served on active duty in multiple engineering positions at the National Security Agency, two Air Operations Centers, and the Airborne Warning and Control System Program. She joined the Air Force Reserve in 2008 and completed assignments as a Lead Satellite Engineer and Flight Commander of Operations, Operations Support and Current Operations. Before joining the 26th SAS, Kohake was the Deputy Reserve Advisor, Strategic Plans, Programs, Requirements and Analysis for Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.