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New Garrison Command Sergeant Major Taking Responsibility At Fort Riley

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications.After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations.In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.

A change of responsibility ceremony for U.S. Army Garrison Fort Riley is set for Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. at Riley’s Community Center, 446 Seitz Drive. During the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Speichert will take over as the garrison’s senior noncommissioned officer in charge for outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Bristow II.

Speichert enlisted in the Army in 1998 and comes to Fort Riley from the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, with Valor device and three oak leaf clusters.

Bristow has served as the Fort Riley garrison command sergeant major since February 2018. His next assignment is with Task Force Sinai.

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