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Baker assumes command of 910th Civil Engineer Squadron

  • Published
  • By Senior Airman Juliet Louden
  • 910th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Lt. Col. Phillip Baker took command of the 910th Civil Engineer Squadron, May 4, 2019, here. Col. Don Wren, 910th Mission Support Group commander, presided over the ceremony and transferred the guidon to Baker, symbolizing the official change of command.

When discussing with leadership what the 910th CES needed, Baker’s name kept coming up.

Wren said Baker’s pedigree is lengthy.

“I think we found the guy,” said Wren. “I think there’s one guy out there, and he’s it.”

Wren said Baker’s past experiences will bring a whole different perspective and a fresh opinion to the squadron.

“Col. Wren, thank you for the trust that you are placing in me to guide this squadron to success,” said Baker.

Baker said he is excited to begin leading the squadron knowing he will have the support from the outgoing acting commander who is set to remain at the squadron.

“It’s really a unique opportunity,” said Baker. “Usually, you do a change of command, old commander’s gone and the new commander’s in, and that new commander has a lot to catch up on.”

Baker said he will be leaning on the outgoing acting commander to assist him during the transition period but is really motivated to get started here.

“It’s an honor to be here,” said Baker. “I am looking forward to working with everyone.”

The 910th CES is a mobile combat support engineering force capable of rapid response in support of world contingency operations. The 910th CES provides support encompassing routine maintenance and repair of facilities/utilities, crash/fire rescues services, beddown of deployment forces, disaster preparedness and emergency war damage repair of air bases.