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Published January 03, 2013, 04:17 PM

Camp Grafton Commander Retires After 36 Years of Service

The commander of Camp Grafton National Guard Training Center in Devils Lake is retiring. The National Guard will honor Colonel Dave Rickford Friday at the camp's military service club.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

The commander of Camp Grafton National Guard Training Center in Devils Lake is retiring. The National Guard will honor Colonel Dave Rickford Friday at the camp's military service club.

Rickford joined the North Dakota Army National Guard in 1976 and started working full-time for the guard nine years later. Prior to Camp Grafton Rickford worked as a mobilization readiness officer. He developed mobilization practices that are still in use by the guard today. Friday's ceremony begins at 3pm and is open to the public.

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