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310th SG changes commanders

Col. Jeffrey Ansted receives the 310th Space Group guidon from Brig. Gen. Frank Casserino during the 310th SG change-of-command ceremony at the Joint National Integration Center Saturday. Colonel Ansted succeeds Col. Roscoe Griffin as 310th SG commander. General Casserino is the mobilization assistant to the 20th Air Force commander.

Col. Jeffrey Ansted receives the 310th Space Group guidon from Brig. Gen. Frank Casserino during the 310th SG change-of-command ceremony at the Joint National Integration Center Saturday. Colonel Ansted succeeds Col. Roscoe Griffin as 310th SG commander. General Casserino is the mobilization assistant to the 20th Air Force commander.

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Col. Jeffrey Ansted assumed command of the 310th Space Group here Jan. 7 at a change-of-command ceremony at the Joint National Integration Center here. 

Colonel Ansted succeeds Col. Roscoe Griffin, who will be director of Reserve forces at Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base.

Colonel Ansted was a charter member of the 1st Satellite Control Squadron, now the 1st Space Operations Squadron. His duties included satellite planner and analyst, crew commander and program lead. He directed hundreds of satellite mission contact, including the first four satellites controlled from Falcon AFB (now Schriever AFB) upon launch.

Colonel Ansted was the 310th SG deputy commander from 2003 to 2005. His other previous assignments include Future Systems operations officer, Aerospace Fusion Center staff officer at the Space Warfare Center here, and 8th Space Warning Squadron commander at Buckley AFB, Colo.