28th Operational Weather Squadron welcomes new commander

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  • By David R. Hopper
  • 557th Weather Wing Public Affairs

Lt. Col. Daniel Muggelberg took command of the 28th Operational Weather Squadron during an assumption of command ceremony on June 2, 2021, at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.

Muggelberg comes to the 28th OWS from the 2d Combat Weather Support Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

“The 28th OWS has a reputation of executing the weather career field’s mission better than anyone,” said Muggelberg. “I look forward to serving with you and becoming a member of your team as we continue to earn our reputation.”

The 28th OWS is expanding integration with intelligence squadrons by providing adversarial forecasting tools to increase kinetic and non-kinetic lethality. They are at the cutting edge of the weather career field’s symbiotic relationship with the intelligence community, developing and communicating relevant weather intelligence for the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility and beyond to reduce risk to joint forces and missions.

“My numerous and diverse experiences have almost always ended in a need for the 28th OWS to produce an exceptional environmental product…and they’ve always delivered,” Muggelberg said.

The 28th OWS issues weather products supporting U.S. Army and Air Force personnel, as well as coalition partners, deployed to 25 countries spanning 6.43 million square miles across two continents.

“Due to his professional experiences, Lt. Col. Muggelberg will bring a whole new way of thinking to this squadron,” said Col. Bradley Stebbins, 1st Weather Group commander. “I have the utmost faith and confidence that he has the tools necessary to lead the cobras through these challenging times with dignity and respect for all with a healthy dose of humility.”