News | Sept. 16, 2016

Beale Reserve wing stands up historic CE squadron

By Senior Airman Tara R. Abrahams 940th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

Lt. Col. Bradley G. King assumed command of the 940th Civil Engineer Squadron from presiding officer Col. Roderick T. Grunwald, 940th Mission Support Group commander, on Sept. 11, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California.

The 940 CES provides reserve emergency response and firefighting capabilities to augment the base civil engineering mission.

“It’s been a year long journey for our wing, as we’ve searched for the right fit for a leader of  our Civil Engineer Squadron,” Grunwald said. “The pivotal role of squadron commander was made even more vital by the fact that 940 CES is in the middle of the first civil engineer squadron startup in over 20 years for Air Force Reserve Command.”

King thanked Grunwald and the 940 CES for the opportunity to serve as the new commander.

“We are at an exciting time in the story of the 940th Civil Engineer Squadron,” King said. “As we stand up as a full squadron, we have the opportunity to build this unit into exactly what we want it to be.”