Val L. Peterson, a member of the Utah House and a vice president at Utah Valley University (UVU), will take on even more responsibility on Saturday.
Peterson, a colonel in the Utah Army National Guard, will take over command of the land components of the Guard, which include six major commands, a Guard news release said.
Peterson, of Orem, will replace Brig. Gen. Michael R. Liechty, of Providence, in a 2:30 p.m. ceremony at Camp Williams Readiness Center's auditorium. Liechty's retirement ceremony is at 3 p.m.