New commanders will take over a number of Utah Guard units on Saturday.
Kevin Tobias of Layton will replace Karen Morris of Centerville as commander of the Utah Air National Guard's 130th Engineering Installation Squadron, which has about 100 airmen, including 30 now deployed to Afghanistan and Qatar.
Morris has commanded the 130th since 2009, and oversaw an intensive Department of the Air Force inspection in which her unit received a rating of "excellent," according to a news release.
Tobias, a communications officer and 30-year veteran of the Utah Air National Guard, has served for the last four years as full-time commander of the 151st Communications Flight, 151st Air Refueling Wing.
The change of command ceremony was at 10 a.m. at the Utah Air National Guard Base, Building 210,765 N. 2200 W. in Salt Lake City.
The Camp Williams-based 640th Regiment Regional Training Institute also will get a new commander, as will two of its battalions.
Coy K. Bryant of Draper will replace Holly A. Ottesen of Orem as commander of the 640th's Second Battalion in a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake Airport Hilton atrium.
Immediately after that, Robert M. Parsons of Spanish Fork will replace Clark R. Roberts of Roy as commander of the 640th's Fourth Battalion.
Ottesen will become commander of the 640th Regiment Regional Training Institute in a change-of-command ceremony at 6 p.m. in the Hilton's ballroom.
She will replace Edward Gundersen of West Jordan, who is retiring from the Utah National Guard after 33 years. He served as commander of the Utah Guard's 142nd Military Intelligence Battalion during its deployment for the Iraq war in 2003 and 2004.
The 640th Regional Training Institute is responsible for training Army active-duty and reserve-component soldiers in certain specialties, educating more than 5,000 students per year.