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Col. Catherine Barrington, Commander of the 90th Missile Wing, passes the guidon to Col. Michael Power, the incoming commander of the 90th Maintenance Group, during the 90 MXG Change of Command Ceremony on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, on June 30, 2021. The change of command ceremony signifies the transition of command from Col. Brian Rico, the outgoing commander of 90 MXG, to Power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frazier)

Col. Catherine Barrington, Commander of the 90th Missile Wing, passes the guidon to Col. Michael Power, the incoming commander of the 90th Maintenance Group, during the 90 MXG Change of Command Ceremony on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, on June 30, 2021. The change of command ceremony signifies the transition of command from Col. Brian Rico, the outgoing commander of 90 MXG, to Power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frazier)

The honor guard stands for the presentation of the colors during the 90th Maintenance Group Change of Command Ceremony on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, on June 30, 2021. The change of command ceremony signifies the transition of command from Col. Brian Rico, the outgoing commander of 90 MXG, to Col. Michael Power, the incoming commander of 90 MXG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frazier)

The honor guard stands for the presentation of the colors during the 90th Maintenance Group Change of Command Ceremony on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, on June 30, 2021. The change of command ceremony signifies the transition of command from Col. Brian Rico, the outgoing commander of 90 MXG, to Col. Michael Power, the incoming commander of 90 MXG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frazier)

Col. Brian Rico, the outgoing commander of the 90th Maintenance Group, speaks during the 90 MXG Change of Command Ceremony on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, on June 30, 2021. The change of command ceremony signifies the transition of command from Rico to Col. Michael Power, the incoming commander of 90 MXG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frazier)

Col. Brian Rico, the outgoing commander of the 90th Maintenance Group, speaks during the 90 MXG Change of Command Ceremony on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, on June 30, 2021. The change of command ceremony signifies the transition of command from Rico to Col. Michael Power, the incoming commander of 90 MXG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frazier)

Col. Michael Power, incoming commander of the 90th Maintenance Group, speaks during the 90 MXG Change of Command Ceremony on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, on June 30, 2021. The change of command ceremony signifies the transition of command from Col. Brian Rico, the outgoing commander of 90 MXG, to Power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frazier)

Col. Michael Power, incoming commander of the 90th Maintenance Group, speaks during the 90 MXG Change of Command Ceremony on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, on June 30, 2021. The change of command ceremony signifies the transition of command from Col. Brian Rico, the outgoing commander of 90 MXG, to Power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frazier)

Col. Catherine Barrington, Commander of the 90th Missile Wing, speaks during the 90th Maintenance Group Change of Command Ceremony on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, on June 30, 2021. The change of command ceremony signifies the transition of command from Col. Brian Rico, the outgoing commander of 90 MXG, to Col. Michael Power, the incoming commander of 90 MXG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frazier)

Col. Catherine Barrington, Commander of the 90th Missile Wing, speaks during the 90th Maintenance Group Change of Command Ceremony on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, on June 30, 2021. The change of command ceremony signifies the transition of command from Col. Brian Rico, the outgoing commander of 90 MXG, to Col. Michael Power, the incoming commander of 90 MXG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frazier)

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

Col. Michael Power took command of the 90th Maintenance Group during a change of command ceremony June 30, 2021, on F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.

Prior to his current position, Power was the Division Chief and Career Field Manager at the U.S. Air Force Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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.

Power expressed his gratitude towards Col. Brian Rico, the outgoing 90 MXG commander. 

“It will be a tough act to follow, but I'm thankful for the smooth transition that you’ve created here for me,” said Power.