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61st SFS Change of Command

Col. Becky Beers, Los Angeles Garrison commander, left, turns over the 61st SFS command guidon to Maj. Brandon Burden, new 61st SFS commander, right at his change of command ceremony which was held June 1 at Fort MacArthur. Chief Master Sgt. Michael Groder, 61st SFS senior enlisted leader, stands ready to post the gideon.  Maj Burden’s unit will secure four bases, the $10 billion Space Systems Command acquisition mission and more than 600 families.

Col. Becky Beers, Los Angeles Garrison commander, left, turns over the 61st SFS command guidon to Maj. Brandon Burden, new 61st SFS commander, right at his change of command ceremony which was held June 1 at Fort MacArthur. Chief Master Sgt. Michael Groder, 61st SFS senior enlisted leader, stands ready to post the gideon. Maj Burden’s unit will secure four bases, the $10 billion Space Systems Command acquisition mission and more than 600 families.

Col. Becky Beers, Los Angeles Garrison commander, left, accepts the 61st SFS, Security Forces Squadron, unit gideon from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Nicholas Brence, right, at his change of command ceremony which was held June 1 at Fort MacArthur. Chief Master Sgt. Michael Groder, 61st SFS senior enlisted leader, stands ready to post the gideon. He was recognized for several accomplishments including his leadership of the squadron which was recognized as the 2021 United States Space Force’s Outstanding Small Security Forces unit.

Col. Becky Beers, Los Angeles Garrison commander, left, accepts the 61st SFS, Security Forces Squadron, unit gideon from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Nicholas Brence, right, at his change of command ceremony which was held June 1 at Fort MacArthur. Chief Master Sgt. Michael Groder, 61st SFS senior enlisted leader, stands ready to post the gideon. He was recognized for several accomplishments including his leadership of the squadron which was recognized as the 2021 United States Space Force’s Outstanding Small Security Forces unit.

Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Brence, 61 SFS commander, right, received the Meritorious Service Medal, second oak leaf cluster, from Col. Becky Beers, Los Angeles Garrison commander, left, during his change of command ceremony held on June 1 at Fort MacArthur. He was recognized for several accomplishments including his leadership of the squadron which was recognized as the 2021 United States Space Force’s Outstanding Small Security Forces unit.

Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Brence, 61 SFS commander, right, received the Meritorious Service Medal, second oak leaf cluster, from Col. Becky Beers, Los Angeles Garrison commander, left, during his change of command ceremony held on June 1 at Fort MacArthur. He was recognized for several accomplishments including his leadership of the squadron which was recognized as the 2021 United States Space Force’s Outstanding Small Security Forces unit.

Col. Becky Beers, Los Angeles Garrison commander, left, turns over the 61st SFS command guidon to Maj. Brandon Burden, new 61st SFS commander, right at his change of command ceremony which was held June 1 at Fort MacArthur. Chief Master Sgt. Michael Groder, 61st SFS senior enlisted leader, stands ready to post the gideon. Maj Burden’s unit will secure four bases, the $10 billion Space Systems Command acquisition mission and more than 600 families.