Kristina Stanger, pictured, an attorney with Nyemaster Goode PC in Des Moines and a lieutenant colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard, has assumed command of the 109th Multifunctional Medical Battalion. Stanger formally assumed command on Aug. 29 in a ceremony in Iowa City. She is a shareholder with Nyemaster, where she is a bankruptcy and creditors’ rights attorney. As commander of the 109th Medical Battalion, Lt. Col. Stanger leads more than 300 soldiers, including combat medics, doctors, nurses, mental health specialists and other support personnel. “Kristina’s installation as an Army battalion commander places her at one of the highest echelons of command and in charge of up to 11 medical companies, including one with which she served in Iraq during law school,” said Frank Harty, chairman of Nyemaster Goode. “Kristina is the epitome of a citizen-soldier. She is tough and virtuous. That is the recipe for successful leadership. We are pleased and proud to support her in this critical role.” Stanger was recognized in 2012 as a Business Record Forty Under 40.