129th Civil Engineering Command Officially Changes Hands

Lt. Col. Richard Maddox retires after 24 years of service and relinquishes command of 129th Civil Engineering to Maj. Bryan Ellis, the former 129th CE operations officer, at a change of command ceremony May 1, 2010 at Moffett Federal Airfield. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kim Ramirez)

Lt. Col. Richard Maddox retires after 24 years of service and relinquishes command of 129th Civil Engineering to Maj. Bryan Ellis, the former 129th CE operations officer, at a change of command ceremony May 1, 2010 at Moffett Federal Airfield. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kim Ramirez)

Lt. Col. Richard Maddox retires after 24 years of service and relinquishes command of 129th Civil Engineering to Maj. Bryan Ellis, the former 129th CE operations officer, at a change of command ceremony May 1, 2010 at Moffett Federal Airfield. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kim Ramirez)

Lt. Col. Richard Maddox retires after 24 years of service and relinquishes command of 129th Civil Engineering to Maj. Bryan Ellis, the former 129th CE operations officer, at a change of command ceremony May 1, 2010 at Moffett Federal Airfield. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kim Ramirez)

MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD, Calif. -- The129th Rescue Wing, Civil Engineering Flight has a new commander. Lt. Col. Richard Maddox will relinquish command of 129th Civil Engineering and retire from the Air National Guard at a ceremony May 1, 2010. "It's nice to have gotten to this point," he said after his 24 years of service and four year command. "Of course I'm sad to leave and I'll miss everyone, but it's part of the career process." Maj. Bryan Ellis, the former 129th CE operations officer, is assuming command. "He'll be a wonderful commander," said Colonel Maddox. "We've worked together for a long time and I have every confidence in him to fulfill the job."