“Because of our mission, we must hold ourselves accountable to high standards in everything we do,” said Farrell. “AFSAC will be the recognized expert in the security cooperation enterprise and we will tackle our toughest problems with innovative solutions where possible and by working harder when necessary.
Farrell joined the Air Force in 1990, receiving his commission through the ROTC program at Florida State University. His prior assignment was at Hurlburt Field, Florida, as the Air Force Special Operations Command’s director of Strategic Plans, Programs and Requirements. He has commanded at the wing, group and squadron levels.
He is a command pilot with more than 3,500 hours in the AC-130H, AC-130W, AC-130U and C-130E aircraft and has flown combat missions in Bosnia and Afghanistan.
As director of Strategic Plans, Programs and Requirements, Farrell ensured 19,000 Air Commandos worldwide were resourced and equipped through force structure planning programming, establishing requirements and acquisition program oversight through U.S. Air Force and U.S. Special Operations command processes.
“I learned a few principles along the way in my last three commands. The most fundamental for me is my Air Commandos were most happy when they had an objective in front of them, competent and loyal teammates beside them and a strong support network behind them,” Farrell said. “I found over the last couple of weeks visiting the organization that it holds true for AFSAC, and I am honored to become part of team AFSAC and look forward to working with each of you to continue the legacy of excellence.”