GREAT FALLS – Malmstrom Air Force Base welcomed a new commander for the 341st Security Forces Group Wednesday morning during a Change of Command ceremony.
During the ceremony, Colonel Aaron Guill relinquished his command of the 341st Security Forces Group to Colonel Russel Williford, who is the Vice Commander of the 341st Missile Wing.
After relinquishing his command, Colonel Guill received his final salute from the Security Forces Group.
Colonel Frank Reyes then accepted the command from Colonel Williford and received his first salute from the group.
Colonel Reyes is now the commander of the 341st Security Forces Group, which is the largest security group in the Air Force.
The group is comprised of 1500 Airmen and Department of Defense Civilians.
The 341st Security Forces Group at Malmstrom Air Force Base provides forces that ensure the security for the 341st Missile Wing’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs).
Colonel Gull is now heading to Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama to serve as the Director of the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence (PACE).
Colonel Reyes entered the army in 1997 before transferring into the Air Force in 2002.
Since then, he has served in a variety of assignments in field artillery and security forces career fields.
This includes what he did before heading to Malmstrom, from July 2018 through July 2019, where he was a National Defense Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
While in D.C., Colonel Reyes focused on nuclear security related issues as part of the Project on Nuclear Issues within the International Security Program.
Reporting by Kasey Herman for MTN News