First woman to lead National Guard Rutland battalion

Published: Jul. 8, 2022 at 6:00 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The Vermont Army National Guard’s 572nd Brigade Engineer Battalion has a new commander.

This weekend Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Speanburg will transfer command of the Rutland-based battalion to Major Annaliese Baumer, the first woman ever to serve as commander of that battalion in its 100-year history.

Dom Amato spoke with Baumer about the honor and the job ahead.

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