Col. Patrick Rhatigan will assume command of the 19th Airlift Wing Black Knights from Col. Brian Robinson in a change-of-command ceremony set for July 9.

Rhatigan is the former 379th Expeditionary Operations Group Commander in Southwest Asia. Prior to that assignment, he served as the Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs in the Pentagon.

Robinson, recently selected for promotion to brigadier general, will become the Vice Commander of Air Mobility Command’s 618th Air and Space Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center) at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.