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Meet the new Security Forces Commander

Capt. Adam Christian (holding flag) assumes command of the 132d Security Forces Squadron, February 1, 2020 at the 132d Wing in Des Moines, Iowa. Christian holds the commander position as a traditional Guardsman. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael J. Kelly)

Capt. Adam Christian (holding flag) assumes command of the 132d Security Forces Squadron, February 1, 2020 at the 132d Wing in Des Moines, Iowa. Christian holds the commander position as a traditional Guardsman. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael J. Kelly)

Des Moines, Iowa --

Capt. Adam Christian assumed command of the 132d Security Forces Squadron during February, taking over for Lt. Col. Rodger Howard who moved to the 132d Mission Support Group. Becoming the security forces commander has been a longtime goal for Christian since joining the unit.

“It was a goal I set 18 years ago. I looked up to the people who sat at the top and knew I wanted to be like them someday,” said Christian.

Christian enlisted in the 132d Fighter Wing in 2001 as a security forces defender and deployed twice to Southwest Asia.  In 2011, after graduating from Central College in Pella, Iowa, he got the opportunity to commission as an officer. 

Christian is a traditional Guardsmen but said he’s up for the challenges the position brings to a drill-status-guardsmen.

“You have to stay in constant communication with the full time force. You have to have faith in your guys and I’ve got good guys I can rely on,” said Christian.

Christian said the squadron is already doing great work and he wants to continue doing bigger and better things while making a difference in the careers of his Airmen.

In his civilian career, Christian serves as a deputy sheriff with the Story County Sheriff’s Department and has spent ten years on the force. Christian is married to his wife Amber, who is an Ames Police Officer, and has two boys Brooks (2) and Anthony (4).