Lutton promotes to Brig. Gen.
By Minot Air Force Base Public Affairs, Minot Air Force Base Public Affairs
/ Published June 17, 2016
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Like any commander, Brig. Gen. Michael Lutton, former 91st Missile Wing commander, is transitioning out of Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota after his two year mark.
After two years at Minot, he remembers his first lasting impression of the "Magic City."
"I got here the 16th of June 2014 and I thought it was absolutely beautiful," Lutton said. "I like the country outdoor stuff so I really thought it was beautiful."
Getting through the winter, though a lofty goal, wasn't Lutton's only plan for Minot, as he wanted to improve not only base morale, but the efficiency of the mission.
"I wanted to focus on integration across our groups," Lutton said. "Also with our mission partners in the 5th Bomb Wing."
Though it could be looked at as maybe a little biased or subjective, Brig. Gen.. Lutton believes he accomplished those goals handily.
"I think we've done some initial activities to do that, so I'm proud of the Airmen who stepped up," Lutton said. "I think I've gotten them to the point where it will be a successful hand off to the next commander."
A lot of good times can be acquired during a two year period, but Lutton has a few favorites that he will always remember about Minot.
"Just being able to be out in the missile complex with the Airmen," Lutton said. "Whether it's the maintainers, security forces, or operations, it's a lot of good memories being out doing the mission with them."
As advice comes with experience, Brig. Gen. Lutton has his fair share of advice for incoming Airmen.
"I think for anybody coming into the Air Force whether officer or enlisted, we all join for a reason," Lutton said. "Remember what those reasons are and communicate those goals with your leadership so they can help you reach your goals."