Amir Mott, 88th Civil Engineering Group acting director, pins the Meritorious Service Medal on Lt. Col. Tyler Johnson May 26, 2020, during a change of command ceremony in which Johnson relinquished command of the 788th Civil Engineering Squadron to Maj. Jonathan Polston in the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Fire Station 1. Johnson spent two years as the 788th CES commander, a time frame including last year’s Memorial Day tornadoes and the current corona pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo/R.J. Oriez)
Photo: R.J. Oriez
Photo: R.J. Oriez

788th Civil Engineering Squadron: Ceremony marks change of command

Maj. Jonathan Polston assumed command of the 788th Civil Engineering Squadron during a ceremony in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Fire Station 1 that was marked by COVID-19 precautions, including having most of the guests watch the event streamed online.

Missing was the traditional passing of the command guidon. Amir Mott, 88th Civil Engineer Group acting director, officiated the ceremony May 26, in which Lt. Col. Tyler Johnson relinquished command of the squadron.

Due to COVID-19, official fitness testing suspended until Oct. 1

Johnson spent two years as the 788th CES commander, a time frame including last year’s Memorial Day tornadoes and the current corona pandemic.

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