920th Communications Flight welcomes new commander

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  • By Capt. Amanda Ling, 920th Public Affairs

Maj. Christoper Miko took command of the 920th Communications Flight during an assumption of command ceremony here May 4.

The assumption of command is a military tradition that formally signifies the transfer of responsibility and authority from one commanding officer to another; symbolized through the passing of a guidon.

Miko has held a variety of cyber operations positions including warfighter communications support and nuclear treaty monitoring operations. He also served as an ROTC instructor for three years at Purdue University, Indiana, where he developed a training program for the first cadets selected to commission directly into the Space Force. Prior to transitioning to the 920th Rescue Wing’s Communications Flight, Miko was Director of Operations for the 709th Cyberspace Squadron, Air Force Technical Applications Center located on Patrick SFB.

“I am eager to lead, learn and grow. I will put my full trust in each one of you while giving you the latitude to do what needs to be done in support of the Wing and its combat search and rescue mission,” said Miko.

The 920th Communications Flight trains and deploys combat rescue Airmen to provide Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence, or C4I, systems. The flight is responsible for providing the 920th RQW with connectivity to critical communication capabilities such as phones, internet, radios and computers. Additionally, the flight monitors advancements within the communications domain to deliver the most state-of-the-art technology available.

The 920th RQW plans, leads and conducts military rescue operations and missions to deny competitors and adversaries exploitation of isolated personnel.