The missile wing at Minot Air Force Base now has a new commander.
In ceremonies today, command of the 91st Missile Wing was transferred from Colonel Robert Vercher to Colonel Michael Lutton.
The change of command was implemented by the commander of the 20th Air Force, Major General Jack Weinstein. wine-steen
Colonel Vercher received praise for guiding the 91st Missile Wing through a troubled time for the nation's nuclear missile bases that included morale and training problems at Minot Air Force Base, as well as a cheating scandal at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana.
Colonel Lutton comes to Minot from Offut Air Force Base in Nebraska, and says he's impressed by the men and women he'll be commanding.
(Col. Michael Lutton, 91st Missile Wing Commander) "I am truly inspired by our alert force today, our maintainers who are turning a wrench in the field today, our defenders who are making it happen supporting those operators and maintainers, and our operators who are pulling alert. I look forward to getting to the field with you as soon as I possibly can."
Colonel Lutton is the 52nd commander of what is now known as the 91st Missile Wing.