Change of command ceremony being held at base

CNJ staff

The 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base will hold a change of command ceremony 9 a.m. July 8.

Col. Albert Elton II will assume command of the wing, replacing Col. Stephen Clark.

Clark took command of Cannon in May 2009. His next assignment is as director of plans, programs, requirements and assessments at Air Force Special Operations Command headquarters at Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Elton is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and a command pilot with more than 4,200 flying hours. He has commanded special operations forces at the squadron and expeditionary group levels and most recently served as chief of the AFSOC Strategic Planning Division.

Information: 784-4131