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Maj. Barker assumes command of 433rd CES

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  • By Master Sgt. Kristian Carter
  • 433rd Airlift Wing

Maj. Nathan M. Leuthold relinquished command of the 433rd Civil Engineer Squadron to Maj. Jaime L. “Leigh” Barker in front of a full audience at the 433rd Airlift Wing auditorium during a change of command ceremony here June 1.

Lt. Col. James A. Hearn III, 433rd Mission Support Group deputy commander, who officiated the ceremony, spoke to the audience about Leuthold and Barker prior to the transfer of command.

“Major Barker is the perfect candidate to follow Major Leuthold,” said Hearn. “She’s a shrewd officer, an established project manager, extremely detailed oriented and by all accounts an outstanding officer. I know the squadron hit the proverbial commander’s lottery win in going from one great officer to another.”

After the transfer of command, Barker said a few words.

“To the Airmen of the 433rd Civil Engineer Squadron, I am extremely grateful to be coming back and joining the CE team,” said Barker. “I look forward to what the future will bring and all of the amazing things we are going to accomplish together.”