MGA Chief of Staff Inducted into Robins Air Force Base Honorary Commander Program

Ember Bishop Bentley, Chief of Staff and Government Relations Officer of Middle Georgia State University, was recently inducted into the Robins Air Force Base Honorary Commander Program. Community leaders from the middle Georgia area were inducted into the Robins Air Force Base Honorary Commander Program in a ceremony at the Robins Museum of Aviation on September 14, 2022, where they were recognized and given an Air Force lapel pin as a token of appreciation.

"The program fosters a supportive relationship between the base and the community by pairing civic leaders with major mission partner commanders or directors. It is designed to encourage an exchange of ideas, experiences and friendships." Learn more about the program here

The new honorary commanders representing an array of organizations and businesses are:

  • Air Force Reserve Command / Toni Hannah, Regional Director, Georgia Power  
  • Warner Robins-Air Logistics Complex commander / Win Stewart, CEO, Bibb Distributing
  • Warner Robins-Air Logistics complex vice commander/Sabrina Phelps, Program Manager, Technical College System of Georgia
  • 78th Air Base Wing commander/ Dan Perdue, Chair-Elect, Houston County Board of Commissioners
  • 78th Air Base Wing vice commander/ Dr. Vernard Hodges, Owner/Veterinarian, Critter Fixer Animal Hospital
  • 78th Air Base Wing command chief/ Brandon Raphael, President, Macon Bacon Baseball
  • 461st Air Control Wing / Jeremy Nelms, President & CEO, Flint Energies 
  • 116th Air Control Wing / Kathryn Dennis, Director, Community Foundation of Central Georgia 
  • 5th Combat Communications Group / Maggie Dimes, Marketing Director, Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agri center
  • Defense Logistics Agency-Aviation / Kirk Scott, Regional President, Colony Bank 
  • Defense Logistics Agency-Distribution / Jeff Harvey, Chief Administrative Officer, Georgia Farm Bureau Federation
  • 638th Supply Chain Management Group / Dr. Lionel Brown, Superintendent, Peach County Schools
  • Air Force Sustainment Center Engineering - Operating Location Robins/ Ember Bentley, Chief of Staff & Government Affairs Officer, Middle Georgia State University  
  • Air Force Sustainment Center Contracting - Operating location Robins / Christina O’Brien, President & CEO, Robins Financial Credit Union

Ember Bentley being inducted into the Honorary Commander Program.