posted on May, 28 2006 @ 05:43 PM
The commander of the Groom Lake facility (Det. 3, AFFTC) is a colonel assigned to the Air Force Flight Test Center. I have met half a dozen of the
previous DET 3 commanders (two while they were serving in that position).
The most recent (I believe he has been recently replaced) was attending a ceremony at Edwards a few months ago, along with his vice commander. The
master of ceremonies announced him (by name and position!) during the ceremony while listing the distinguished guests. Typically, the DET 3 commander
holds the job for about two years.