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National Guard Engineer Unit to Change Command

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Lt. Col. David B. McGee handing over command — which he had held since Nov. 1, 2003 — to new 527th commander Lt. Col. Jerry S. Crooks at a command change ceremony at Ruston's Memorial Armory.
Kelly Barnett, chaplain for the 527th and master of ceremonies Saturday, gave some of the history behind the 527th and command change ceremonies.
The 527th saw its birth in 1973 and has served in both Desert Storm, being called to active duty by President George Bush in December of 1990, and Operation Enduring Freedom.

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