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Hatfield Takes Command of Missile Battalion
The 49th Missile Defense Battalion has a new commander.
ANCHORAGE- The 49th Missile Defense Battalion has a new commander.
Lt. Col. Michael S. Hatfield assumed command of the battalion Wednesday in a ceremony at Fort Greely, where he had served seven years earlier.
The battalion protects the country from intercontinental-ballistic-
The Alaska National Guard says in an announcement that Hatfield enlisted in 1992 as a combat medic.
He was commissioned in 1996 as a second lieutenant in the Ohio University ROTC program. He later completed training in air defense artillery and missile defense.
Hatfield in 2006 was picked to be director of the Fire Direction Center at Fort Greely.
Hatfield served as a Brigade Missile Defense director in Colorado Spring, Colo., from 2010 to 2013.
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