Colonel Ricky Mills is a graduate of Central High School and Texas A&M University, who has come back to San Angelo after 21 years and 14 assignments.

Those assignments placed Mills all over the world. He said he even worked with Brigadier General Michael Downs, former commander at Goodfellow Air Force Base.

When it comes to making any changes on base, Mills said, "So there are no hard left of right turns. Essentially continuing the path that he was already on. And continuing to develop, train and inspire the world's greatest intelligence, surveillance and recon professionals as ell as our firefighting professionals."