School board superintendent takes command of Guard unit

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Col. Alonzo “Lonnie” Luce, of Gonzales, receives the battalion flag from Brig. Gen Glenn H. Curtis, adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard, to symbolize the “passing of the colors” during the 199th Leadership Regiment’s change of command ceremony held recently at Camp Cook in Ball. Luce, the St. James Parish School Board superintendent, is replacing Col. Patti D. Woods of Pineville, as the battalion commander.

Army Col. Alonzo “Lonnie” Luce of Gonzales, recently took command of the Louisiana National Guard’s 199th Leadership Regiment during a change of command ceremony at Camp Cook in Ball. 

Col. Alonzo “Lonnie” Luce is joined by his wife, Cristine, and his parents, Nathan and Beverly Luce, of Prairieville, during the 199th Leadership Regiment's change of command ceremony held at Camp Cook in Ball.