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The 554th RED HORSE Squadron welcomes new commander

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  • By Airman 1st Class Nichelle Griffiths
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
The change of command ceremony for the 554th RED HORSE Squadron was held at the Oceanview Conference Center here Aug. 2. 

Incoming commander, Lt. Col. Anthony Davit was previously stationed at the 823rd RHS, Hurlburt Field, Fla., as the deputy commander. 

"Colonel Davit brings a solid background and knows what it takes to operate a RHS," said Col. Daniel Settergren, 36th Contingency Response Group commander.
Like the RHS here, the 823rd RHS in provides highly mobile, self-sufficient and rapidly deployable engineering capabilities worldwide. 

In addition to the operations at Hurlburt Field, the Squadron's Detachment 1 operates the Silver Flag Exercise Site at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., providing combat support training to over 5,600 civil engineer personnel. 

Some of Colonel Davit major awards and decorations include; the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Air Force Achievement Medal just to name a few. 

Colonel Davit was born in 1967 in Lafayette, Ind., and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science and Engineering and received his master's degree at the University of Illinois. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Indiana. He was commissioned through Reserve Officers Training Corps at Purdue in December 1990. 

As for outgoing commander Lt. Col. Eric Yates, Colonel Settergren offered thanks his efforts. "You've done a phenomenal job," he said. "You can walk away knowing what you've done is tremendous."