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Meet the 325th CONS commander

Major Bryan Lamb, 325th Contracting Squadron commander, takes a photo with his family after taking command June 6. The 325th CONS is responsible for awarding and administering a variety of contracts ranging from computer equipment to multimillion-dollar construction projects. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

Major Bryan Lamb, 325th Contracting Squadron commander, takes a photo with his family after taking command June 6. The 325th CONS is responsible for awarding and administering a variety of contracts ranging from computer equipment to multimillion-dollar construction projects. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- As a child and into young adulthood the 325th Contracting Squadron commander never envisioned himself living the life of a military professional. One day a retired senior master sergeant opened his eyes and set him on a path for success.

Major Bryan Lamb has followed that path with no regrets and a determination to do something great.

Born in St. Louis, Mo., Lamb lived his whole life there until attending college at Southeast Missouri State University, where he obtained a degree in business management.

"Throughout high school and even college, I was still unsure what I wanted to do," said Lamb. "I always enjoyed business and negotiating but just didn't know exactly what I wanted to do with that. It wasn't until my wife's father talked to me about the Air Force, and his experience as an Airman, that I even thought about a military career. He exposed me to a different world."

Lamb also always wanted to do something that had value and be a part of something bigger than himself; so he put in for Officer Training School hoping to achieve some of his goals and was accepted.

After graduating, Lamb was assigned to Dover Air Force Base, Del.

"That was where two of my children were born and where I got my first taste of the operational Air Force," Lamb said.

He then went to Schriever AFB, Colo., where he fell in love with the outdoors and all that Colorado has to offer.

"My third assignment, I was stationed in St. Louis," said Lamb. "For three years I worked in a Boeing production facility as an administrative contracting officer representing not only the Air Force, but also the Navy, Army, and Marine Corps. Another great thing about that assignment was that my office was only about three miles from the home I grew up in. It was a homecoming tour of sorts."

From there, he went to the Pentagon where he got to see the military from a whole new strategic viewpoint.

"Each of my assignments was just incredible," Lamb said. "I got to work with great people along the way, and I learned so much from them. I have been very fortunate and blessed."

Lamb and his family are very excited to be at Tyndall.

"I am really looking forward to the outdoors here," Lamb said. "We have taken advantage of the beautiful beaches already. My kids were all pretty excited to hear that we were headed to Florida."

Lamb was humbled and honored to take command of the 325th CONS.

"When you take that guidon, you know it is temporary," he said. "I hope to do my part in advancing the mission of the 325th CONS, and supporting all of our Team Tyndall customers. One day I will pass that exact same guidon to someone else. When I do, I hope to leave the squadron even better than I found it."

Lamb hopes to inspire each of his Airmen to do their best and make the most of each and every opportunity in the Air Force.

"I am very proud to be part of this team," Lamb said. "We have a great unit, and I just want to keep it a well-oiled machine supporting the Team Tyndall mission. I look forward to being able to have an impact on the men and women here. Every one of them brings something unique to the table, and they all play a critical role in accomplishing the Air Force mission."