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Fort Riley 1st Infantry Division Artillery Change of Command Set For June 21st

FORT RILEY, Kansas – Fort Riley will bid farewell to current Division Artillery Brigade commander Col. Rory Crooks and welcome incoming commander Col. Timothy Mungie at a change of command ceremony June 21 at 10 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the Cavalry Parade Field on Forsyth Avenue.

Col. Mungie was previously assigned as a U.S. Army War College Fellow at Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Col. Crooks assumed command of 1st Infantry Division Artillery Brigade in September 2017. He will be assigned as the Director of Concepts at the Futures and Concepts Center in Fort Eustis, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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