Commander of Guard Civil Support Team steps downThe commander of the North Dakota National Guard's 81st Civil Support Team is retiring.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The commander of the North Dakota National Guard's 81st Civil Support Team is retiring.
Lt. Col. Larry Shireley (SHY’-ur-lee), of Bismarck, is stepping down after more than 12 years of service with the unit. He will be replaced by Lt. Col. Mark Quire, of Bismarck.
Shireley was honored during a retirement ceremony Monday at the Guard's headquarters in Bismarck. He received the North Dakota Legion of Merit for 26 years of military service.
The team was formed in 1999 as a part-time unit. Shireley was selected in 2000 to be the first commander of the group, which expanded to 22 full-time soldiers and airmen.