13-Dec-2021 Source: US Marine Corps
Col. Robert B. Fanning relinquished his duties as the commanding officer of Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) to Col. Bradley J. Harms, during a change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia on Dec. 9, 2021.
Fanning has served as the commanding officer since June 27, 2019.
During the ceremony, Fanning thanked everyone who contributed to the success of HMX-1 under his command.
“Each day I was inspired by the level of professionalism and dedication our HMX-1 personnel displayed to complete our mission,” said Fanning, “I cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work.”
Harms assumes command after serving his previous tour as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Force Development, G-7, at Marine Forces Command/Fleet Marine Forces Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia.
“I am excited to return to this elite squadron full of high-caliber and motivated individuals who have fostered a tradition of excellence,” said Harms.
HMX-1’s missions include worldwide transportation for the President of the United States, transportation within the National Capital Region for the Vice President of the United States, members of the President’s cabinet and visiting heads of state.