2nd Space Warning Squadron receives new commander

Col. Lorenzo Bradley, 460th Operations Group commander, hands the 2nd Space Warning Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Shannon DaSilva, 2nd SWS commander, May 11, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.  Shannon, the squadron’s new commander, is now responsible for the primary operations unit within the 460th OG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul/Released)

Col. Lorenzo Bradley, 460th Operations Group commander, hands the 2nd Space Warning Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Shannon DaSilva, 2nd SWS commander, May 11, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Shannon, the squadron’s new commander, is now responsible for the primary operations unit within the 460th OG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul/Released)

Lt. Col. Shannon DaSilva, 2nd Space Warning Squadron commander, renders the first salute to her new squadron May 11, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Shannon is now responsible for the primary operations unit within the 460th OG, which continues to operate a more than 40-year-old, $3.2 billion on-orbit Defense Support Program satellite constellation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul/Released)

Lt. Col. Shannon DaSilva, 2nd Space Warning Squadron commander, renders the first salute to her new squadron May 11, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Shannon is now responsible for the primary operations unit within the 460th OG, which continues to operate a more than 40-year-old, $3.2 billion on-orbit Defense Support Program satellite constellation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul/Released)

From left to right: Lt. Col. Shannon DaSilva, 2nd Space Warning Squadron commander, shares words with Lt. Col. April Wimmer, 2nd SWS parting commander, after their change of command ceremony May 11, 2017. At Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Shannon is now responsible for the primary operations unit within the 460th OG, which continues to operate a more than 40-year-old, $3.2 billion on-orbit Defense Support Program satellite constellation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul/Released)

From left to right: Lt. Col. Shannon DaSilva, 2nd Space Warning Squadron commander, shares words with Lt. Col. April Wimmer, 2nd SWS parting commander, after their change of command ceremony May 11, 2017. At Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Shannon is now responsible for the primary operations unit within the 460th OG, which continues to operate a more than 40-year-old, $3.2 billion on-orbit Defense Support Program satellite constellation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul/Released)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

Lt. Col. Shannon DaSilva assumes command of the 2nd Space Warning Squadron from Lt. Col. April Wimmer May 11, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.

Col. Lorenzo Bradley, 460th Operational Group commander, presided over the ceremony and began the transfer of the guidon between Wimmer and DaSilva.

From her official biography, DaSilva’s previous assignments include, “missile operations crew culminating in Senior Combat Crew Commander Instructor duty, and spacelift range certifications as Range Control Officer and Mission Flight Control Officer providing on-console public safety oversight to the 45th Space Wing Commander for over 20 spacelift missions including flyout of the Space Shuttle and first-ever Falcon 9 NASA Commercial Orbital Transportation Services mission. Lt Col DaSilva also served four years in the National Reconnaissance Office at Aerospace Data Facility Colorado working both flight operations and mission operations.”

DaSilva is now responsible for the primary operations unit within the 460th OG, which continues to operate an over 40 year old, $3.2 billion on-orbit Defense Support Program satellite constellation.