District Commander Lt. Col. Antoinette Gant and Honorary Commander Christine Glidden joined 20 other sets of community leaders and commanders who were coupled as part of the annual Honorary Commanders Assumption of Command Ceremony Nov. 1 at Kirtland Air Force Base’s Mountain View Club in Albuquerque, N.M.
Although Glidden was previously appointed as the District’s Honorary Commander in 2010, the ceremony establishes that her service will continue while Gant is in command.
Since 1995, honorary commanders have been matched with Kirtland wing and group commanders, or their equivalents. Commanders expose the honorary commanders to the mission, structure, and programs of their organization and invite them to take part in activities and social functions. Likewise, honorary commanders reciprocate and invite commanders to functions.