Serving as the 2022 Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade Grand Marshal is Colonel Joshua DeMotts, Commander of the 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. In this position, Colonel DeMotts supports the installation command authority for Nellis Air Force Base and the 2.9 million-acre Nevada Test and Training Range. He is responsible for all installation support, providing communications, contracting, engineering, environmental, law enforcement, logistics, medical, security, services, supply, transportation, and mission support for more than 12,000 assigned service members and 313,000 family members, retirees, and veterans.
Colonel DeMotts is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering. He has commanded multiple times at the flight, squadron, and group levels and has deployed several times in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.