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Colonel G John Grimm, 90th Security Forces commander, passes the guidon to Col. Nicholas Petren, 90th Security Forces Squadron commander, during the 90th SFS change of command ceremony July 6, 2018 in the Peacekeeper High Bay on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. The ceremony signified the transition of command from Lt. Col. Richard Zeigler to Petren. (U.S. Air Force photo by Glenn S. Robertson)

Colonel G John Grimm, 90th Security Forces commander, passes the guidon to Col. Nicholas Petren, 90th Security Forces Squadron commander, during the 90th SFS change of command ceremony July 6, 2018 in the Peacekeeper High Bay on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. The ceremony signified the transition of command from Lt. Col. Richard Zeigler to Petren. (U.S. Air Force photo by Glenn S. Robertson)

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Zeigler renders his final salute as commander to his troops at the 90th Security Forces Squadron Change of Command in the Peacekeeper High Bay at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., July 6, 2018. Zeigler turned over command of the group to Lt. Col. Nicholas Petren during the ceremony, which represents a formal transition of authority from the outgoing commanding to the incoming commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Glenn S. Robertson)

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Zeigler renders his final salute as commander to his troops at the 90th Security Forces Squadron Change of Command in the Peacekeeper High Bay at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., July 6, 2018. Zeigler turned over command of the group to Lt. Col. Nicholas Petren during the ceremony, which represents a formal transition of authority from the outgoing commanding to the incoming commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Glenn S. Robertson)

Defenders of the 90th Security Forces Squadron render a salute to Lt. Col. Nicholas Petren, their commander, at the 90th SFS Change of Command in the Peacekeeper High Bay on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., July 6, 2018. Petren assumed command of the group during the ceremony which represents a formal transition of authority from the outgoing commanding to the incoming commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Glenn S. Robertson)

Defenders of the 90th Security Forces Squadron render a salute to Lt. Col. Nicholas Petren, their commander, at the 90th SFS Change of Command in the Peacekeeper High Bay on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., July 6, 2018. Petren assumed command of the group during the ceremony which represents a formal transition of authority from the outgoing commanding to the incoming commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Glenn S. Robertson)

Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Petren, 90th Security Forces Squadron commander, speaks to the crowd attending the 90th SFS Change of Command July 6, 2018, in the Peacekeeper High Bay on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. The ceremony signified the transition of command from Lt. Col. Richard Zeigler to Petren. (U.S. Air Force photo by Glenn S. Robertson)

Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Petren, 90th Security Forces Squadron commander, speaks to the crowd attending the 90th SFS Change of Command July 6, 2018, in the Peacekeeper High Bay on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. The ceremony signified the transition of command from Lt. Col. Richard Zeigler to Petren. (U.S. Air Force photo by Glenn S. Robertson)

F. E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. --

Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Petren took command of the 90th Security Forces Squadron during a change of command ceremony here July 6, 2018 in the Peacekeeper High Bay on F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.

 

Zeigler will take command of the 176th Security Forces Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf, Alaska. 

 

Petren began his career as a flight leader and executive officer in the 325th Security Forces Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Oklahoma. He is coming to F. E. Warren after a tour at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Republic of Korea, as the Alliance Planner for Combined Forces.

A change of command ceremony is a tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility from the outgoing commander to the incoming commander.