Waters assumes command of 97th FTS

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  • 340th Flying Training Group Public Affairs

Lt. Col. F. Wayne Waters Jr. assumed command of the 97th Flying Training Squadron from Lt. Col. C. Matthew Sallee on Oct. 15, 2021, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.

A command pilot with more than 3,500 flying hours in the F-16 and T-38, Waters is responsible for the participation and operations of 70 Active Guard Reserve, Traditional Reserve, and Air Reserve Technician Instructor Pilots, as well as support personnel in the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program, under the Air Force Reserve Command and Air Education and Training Command Reserve Associate Instructor Pilot Program.

Waters is the 13th commander of the 97th FTS.