Brewer Named Group Commander for Spring Semester
Dec. 8, 2008
USAFA, Colo. - Senior Joey Brewer (Clovis, Calif.), a member of the Air Force water polo team, has been selected to serve as the Cadet Group Four Commander for the Spring 2009 semester. Brewer will be one of just six cadets in the Wing to hold the rank of Cadet Colonel. To earn the honor, Brewer competed against the top 16 cadets from the Class of 2009, as selected by the group AOC's (Air Officer Comanding).
The Cadet Wing consists of 40 squadrons which are divided into four groups. As Cadet Group Four Commander, Brewer will be in charge of and oversee all Academy activities associated with squadrons 31-40 and will report to and advise the Group AOC and the Cadet Wing Commander. He will also be tasked with providing the group with a vision and goals directed toward the end state of supporting the USAFA mission.
"I'm excited about the opportunity to lead Fourth Group in the Spring of 09, and I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead," said Brewer. "Go Fourth and Conquer!"
"I'd like to thank my parents, teammates and friends for their support," continued Brewer. "Without them, none of this would happen."
Brewer has been a four-year letterwinner for the Falcons, recording 55 goals and 52 assists during his career, despite suffering through injuries for the past two years. Winner of the team's Most Inspirational Award in both 2006 and 2007, Brewer's best season statistically came in 2006, when he finished the year with 28 goals and 24 assists.
"Joey has faced much adversity during his four years of playing water polo with two major surgeries on his shoulder," said Air Force head coach Jeff Ehrlich. "In spite of not playing last year and most of this year, he was able to come back and contribute to our success this season. Joey has become a better leader over his four years. Joey deserves this honor of Group Commander and will lead by example and be a tremendous role model for those in his command. I feel Joey has the leadership abilities to make a career of the Air Force and reach the General level."