OSS starts with Oh

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Jay Ponder
  • 908th Airlift Wing
The 908th Operations Support Squadron has a new commander.

Lt. Col. Isaac Oh recently arrived from the 22nd AF Detachment 1 at Little Rock AFB, AR. Prior to that, he served with the 773rd Airlift Squadron in Youngstown, Ohio.

An experienced C-130 pilot, Oh is seen as a commander who brings a lot to the 908th.
"Lt. Col. Oh will be a great addition to the 908th OSS and the wing's command structure," said Col. Edward Jennings, commander of the 908th Operations Group. "The broad base of experience he brings from his previous AFRC C-130 units will definitely be an asset to the 908th OSS."

Oh explained that he sees his primary job as facilitating, so the Airmen of the OSS can perform to their very best.

"My biggest focus is making sure everyone has the tools they need to do their job well, whether it's equipment or information."

Also important for the Chicago native is that everyone understands that the squadron's effort is a team effort. He said a lot needs to take place behind the scenes in a timely, professional manner to make things happen.

"One of the things I've learned along the way is that military service is often about hardship and sacrifice, but it should also be about good customer service to each other," he explained. "Our mission success is the culmination of everyone doing their part, every day to support each other's efforts in a timely and professional manner."

Born into an Army family, Oh has wanted to fly since he was three. Starting in Junior High, he realized he wanted to join the military, and accomplished his goal years later when he graduated from the Air Force Academy.

He is a pilot for Delta Airlines in the civilian world.

"Just like it takes a crew to successfully operate an airplane, it takes a crew to run a squadron," he said. "I want everyone to know they're a vital part of this operation. As the new OSS commander, I see it as my personal mission to make sure folks have the best training, motivation and support to excel at their jobs.

"Excellence is an expectation."