Ho'okele Staff | Jun 22, 2012
Naval Supply Fleet
Logistics Center Pearl
Harbor Public Affairs
In a change of command held June 14 at the Missing Man Formation at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Lt. Col. Mark Clifford relieved Lt. Col. Andrew “Grumpy” Hunt as commander of 647th Logistics Readiness Squadron.
Clifford reports from the U.S. Air Force Academy where he was the deputy department head for physical education as well as the deputy commander of Cadet Group Four.
Hunt, who took the helm of the 647th LRS in June 2010, is bound for Joint Base Lewis-McChord near
A 1997 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Clifford also earned a Ph.D. in sport administration from the University of New Mexico. He is a logistics readiness officer who has served in a variety of squadron and staff positions.
Most notably, he served as the fuels support officer for Air Force One and as a logistics plans and operations officer for the Joint Special Operations Command. He has deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
As the head of the 647th LRS, Clifford will lead more than 150 personnel, manage a 300-vehicle fleet, and oversee a $65 million supply inventory. In addition, he will serve as the logistics readiness division (Code 450) department head and senior Air Force officer under the NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor. He will also be the joint base 41 department head.
The 647th Logistics Readiness Squadron provides logistical management and support to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, the 15th Air Wing, Headquarters Pacific Air Command and more than 140 associate organizations. On an annual basis, the 647th Logistics Readiness Squadron moves more than 19,000 passengers, 7,294 short tons of cargo, 2,500 personal property shipments, and processes in excess of 215,000 supply transactions.