Nationwide Guard wing dubbed ‘Glad Hooligans’ has new chief
FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Air Nationwide Guard’s 119th Wing primarily based in Fargo has a brand new commander.
Col. Mitch Johnson formally took over command of the unit generally known as the “Glad Hooligans” throughout a ceremony held on the base on Saturday. He replaces Col. Darrin Anderson, who will stay with the Nationwide Guard as assistant adjutant common.
Johnson started his profession within the U.S. Air Drive when he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in Might 1997 from the ROTC Detachment 400 at Michigan Technological College. He served in a number of flying assignments with the Air Drive. Johnson commanded the 119th Operations Group and was the vice commander of the 119th Wing previous to assuming command.
The 119th Wing was based in 1947 and flew fighter jets for 50 years. It made the transfer to unmanned plane programs in 2007.
“We at all times work collectively to beat challenges and discover a technique to get the mission finished,” Johnson mentioned. “Mission, crew and other people can be my focus areas throughout command.”