JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. –
The 437th Operations Group hailed a new commander and bid farewell to the outgoing commander July 15, 2015 during a change of command ceremony held at Joint Base Charleston, S.C.
During the ceremony Colonel Scovill Currin assumed command of the 437th OG from Col. Fred Boehm.
Before Boehm handed over the reins of the group to Currin, Col. John Lamontagne, 437th Airlift Wing commander presented him with the Legion of Merit. According to the Air Force Personnel Center, the Legion of Merit is conferred on officers and enlisted men of the armed forces of the United States and on nationals of other countries "who shall have distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services."
Currin has spent the last three years at Duke University in Durham, N.C., earning his doctorate in history. Boehm, who as been the commander of the 437th OG since July 2013 is headed to Saudi Arabia where he will be the chief of the Joint Advisory Division for Saudi Arabia.