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692nd ISRG welcomes new leader

U.S. Air Force Col. Max Pearson, 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing commander, hands the guidon to Col. Eric Mack, 692nd ISR Group commander, during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, June 27, 2019. Mack joins the 692nd ISRG after serving as the Chief of ISR Force Readiness at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Douglas Lorance)

U.S. Air Force Col. Max Pearson, 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing commander, hands the guidon to Col. Eric Mack, 692nd ISR Group commander, during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, June 27, 2019. Mack joins the 692nd ISRG after serving as the Chief of ISR Force Readiness at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Douglas Lorance)

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – Col. Eric Mack assumed command of the 692nd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group during a change of command ceremony here, June 27. 

Col. Max Pearson, 480th ISR Wing commander, presided over the ceremony, and spoke highly of the group’s new commander.  

“He has earned the coveted confidence of our most prestigious special operations and intelligence community leaders,” Pearson said. “I know you bring a wealth of experience and operational expertise, and we are extremely lucky to have you on this team.” 

Mack joins the 692nd ISRG after serving as the Chief of ISR Force Readiness at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. 

“To the Airmen of the 692nd ISR Group, I cannot fully express how excited I am to join such an awesome team of warriors,” said Mack. “We are in a unique moment in time of strategic great power competition. The 692nd falls into an enviable position; together with the “Team of Team’s” here on the island, we have the opportunity to be the linchpin in our military’s ability to not only compete with, but if called upon to do so, defeat peer adversaries. 

“Col. Pearson, thank you. I am humbled by the trust and faith you have shown in me by choosing me to lead this group, and serve this fantastic team of airmen and their families; I will not fail you, or them,” he said. 

The 692 ISRG processes, exploits and disseminates ISR data. The group is also the Air Force component of the National Security Agency-Central Security Service-Hawaii, and provides Air Force National Tactical Integration to the 613th Air and Space Operations Center.