Colonel Lawrence Christensen has been named as the next commander of the 185th Air Refueling Wing.
He will replace Colonel Brian Miller who will be retiring after 34 years of service and 7 years as the Wing Commander.
Colonel Christensen is a 1983 graduate from Heelan High School and has been serving as the Operations Group Commander of the 185th.
Christensen is a Command Pilot with more than 500 hours in the A-7 and 1,100 flying hours in the F-16.
He is currently an Instructor Pilot with over 1,100 hours in the KC-135.
A Change of Command ceremony is planned for June 7th.