Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point --
CHERRY POINT, N.C. - Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 3 welcomed a new commanding officer Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. during a change of command ceremony at the squadron’s hangar.
Lt. Col. Drew Cornstubble relinquished command of the squadron to Lt. Col. George Lambert after taking the reins in June 2012.
Lambert served most recently as the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing Korean plans and exercise officer, Marine Wing liaison and aviation training systems director at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan.
During Cornstubble’s tenure, VMAQ-3 participated in several exercises and operations, including a deployment to the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Lambert deployed twice to Al Asad Air Base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and supported relief efforts in Japan following the tsunami in 2011.
Lambert’s personal awards include the Air Medal Individual Action, the Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal, and the Navy/Marine Corps Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award). He has also accumulated more than 2,600 flight hours.