Youngstown's Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 910th Airlift Wing has selected Colonel Michael S. Maloney as their new wing commander and installation commander. 

YARS will hold an Assumption of Command Ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 15, at the air station. 

22nd Air Force Commander Brigadier General Melissa A. Coburn, from Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., will preside over the event.

Before Maloney arrived at YARS, he was Chief of the Programs Division at the Headquarters of Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. 

Maloney was commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Missouri.

He began his career as a navigator and electronic warfare officer aboard the B-52H bomber at Barksdale Air Force Base before
graduating from pilot training in 2002.

Maloney is a Command Pilot with more than 5,000 military and civilian hours. 

In 2014, he was deployed to Entebbe, Uganda as the Commander of the Joint Special Operations Detachment-Uganda and the 5th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron.

In 2015, Maloney was also assigned as the Chief of Foreign Language Training, the Senior Director of Air Force Special Operations Command, and the US Air Forces Europe/Air Forces Africa liaison officer to US Africa Command.