Nahrgang follows Holmgren as 548th ISR Group commander


Col. Scott J. Nahrgang takes command of the 548th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group during a change of command ceremony June 26, 2017.

Nahrgang, who previously served as the executive officer to the Secretary of Defense in Europe, succeeds Col. Jacob. J. Holmgren, who led the 548th ISRG for two years.

Commanding Airmen is not a responsibility I take lightly, and I pledge to carry out my duties in keeping with the Air Force's core values of integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do,” said Nahrgang. “In addition to the Air Force's core values, my priorities of mission, Airmen and families will guide our work each day. I look forward to leading you, learning from you and ensuring you have the resources and authorities necessary to execute our mission in a continually smarter and more innovative fashion to stay ahead of the enemy.

Col. Jason M. Brown, 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing commander, presiding overthe ceremony. Brown expressed his confidence at the continued excellence of the 548th ISRG thanks to both the programs Holmgren established and the quality of Nahrgang’s leadership.

"A year from now, the 548th will be absolutely crushing it, and they will be doing that because they were a team of teams built by Jake Holmgren and led by Scott Nahrgang," Brown said. “They will be doing everything our nation needs them to do, in the shadows, for our nation and for our Air Force."

Following his remarks, Brown presented Holmgren with the Meritorious Service Medal.

The out-going commander expressed his gratitude for his Airmen and thanked all members of the 548th ISRG for their contributions, sacrifices and continued support during his two-year tour. He was then rendered a final salute by his squadron, as part of a military custom and sign of admiration for out-going commanders.

You've made the difference for warfighters both in a fox hole and at the highest decision-making levels in our government," said Holmgren. "Take pride in that, and keep doing it exceptionally well. It's been an honor serving with each and every one of you."