926th Aerospace Medicine Squadron welcomes new commander

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  • By Senior Airman Brett Clashman
  • 926th Wing Public Affairs

The 926th Aerospace Medicine Squadron held a change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, on Oct. 15, where Col. Patrick Hsieh relinquished command to Lt. Col. Shawn Shrawny.

Before joining the 926th AMDS, Shrawny served in the Air Force Reserve as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee at Offutt AFB, Nebraska. He currently resides in Montgomery, Alabama, as vice chair of radiology at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

“I’m honored to be here in the Wing that’s leading the way in the Reserve,” said Shrawny. “I’m humbled to be selected for this mission, so let’s get it done.”

The 926th AMDS provides flight medical support and medical manpower to accomplish the Reserve Component Physical Health Assessment Process for the wing population to ensure units’ medical requirements for deployment are met.

In his new role, Shrawny will oversee the medical demands the 926th Wing needs to meet annually.

“With his extensive experience in the medical community, I’m confident he’ll get the job done,” Said Col. Ross Anderson, 926th Wing commander. “I’m happy to have him as a part of our team and I know he’s ready to take on the responsibility.”

Shrawny earned his bachelor’s degree from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, then entered the North Dakota National Guard in 1990 through the Health Professions Scholarship Program, graduating from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in 1995.

Previous to the Air Force, Shrawny's experience included serving two tours in hostile fire zones with the Army Reserve from 2003 to 2004, and working as assistant professor of interventional radiology at the University of Minnesota.