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Official portrait of Col. David Shevchik
Colonel David W. Shevchik, Jr.
Wing Commander


Colonel David W. Shevchik, Jr. is the Commander, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, South Burlington, Vermont.  He is responsible for ensuring the Wing is ready to defend, execute combat operations, and sustain follow-on forces.  He is entrusted with operation, readiness, training, morale and welfare, installation support and quality of life for 1,000 personnel assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing.

Colonel Shevchik attended the United States Air Force Academy and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1999 upon graduation.  He attended Undergraduate Pilot Training at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, and follow-on F-16 training at Kelly Field, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.  Colonel Shevchik then served in multiple positions while assigned to the 77th Fighter Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.  He completed a year tour in the Republic of Korea as a Brigade and Division level Air Liaison Officer.  Upon his return to Shaw Air Force Base, he served in various positions within the 79th Fighter Squadron and the 20th Fighter Wing.

In 2007, Colonel Shevchik transferred to the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, under the Palace Chase program.  He attended the United States Air Force Weapons School 2009 and served in various positions within the 134th Fighter Squadron.  Colonel Shevchik served as the Maintenance Squadron Commander from 2013-2016, and then attended the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.  Following his return to Vermont, Colonel Shevchik served as the 158th Fighter Wing Inspector General and then the 158th Operations Group Commander until assuming his current position.    

 
 

    

 
Official portrait of Col. Finnegan
Colonel Daniel P. Finnegan
Vice Commander

Colonel Daniel P. Finnegan is the Vice Commander, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, South Burlington, Vermont. As the Vice Commander, he oversees the Fighter Wing Staff, Manpower and Budget Programs for the Wing and assigned organizations within.

Col Finnegan joined the USAF and the VTANG in 1990 as an Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice. In November of 1995 he was commissioned through the Academy of Military Science. He earned his wings in February of 1996 at Sheppard AFB, TX and began his career in the F- 16A specializing in Air Sovereignty Alert and eventually transitioned to the F-16C in 1998. Col Finnegan attended Air to Ground Conversion and Instructor Pilot Training at Tucson ANG Base in 1999 and 2000 respectively, and went on to attend the USAF Fighter Weapons School in 2002. He has deployed to Panama, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Japan, Korea, Iraq twice and Kuwait.

He has served as Chief of Scheduling, Chief of Weapon and Tactics, Assistant Director of Operations, Flight Commander, MTC Commander, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, Director of Operations, Operations Support Flight Commander, 158 Maintenance Squadron Commander, 134 Fighter Squadron Commander and Command Pilot with over 3400 F-16 hours prior to assuming his current position.

 
 

 

 

Official portrait of chief master sergeant Jeffrey Stebbins
Chief Master Sergeant
Jeffery A. Stebbins

Command Chief

Chief Master Sergeant Jeffery A. Stebbins is the Command Chief, 158th Fighter Wing, South Burlington, Vermont. He serves as the Wing Commander’s primary advisor on operational effectiveness, professional development, readiness, training, utilization, health, morale, and welfare of 960 enlisted Airmen. He is the functional manager for the 158th Fighter Wing First Sergeants, serves on advisory councils and works to ensure a close relationship with the local community. The 158 Fighter Wing is known around the world as the “Green Mountain Boys”. The history of the organization dates back to 1775 and our Nation’s founding. Today the 158th Fighter Wing prepares to employ the Air National Guard’s first operational F-35 Lightning II fighting force.

CMSgt Stebbins entered the Air Force as an Engineering Assistant assigned to 158th Civil Engineer Squadron, Vermont Air National Guard in December of 1990. After graduating Basic Military Training, he attended the Engineering Assistant Apprentice Course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas and graduated in October of 1991. CMSgt Stebbins served in multiple roles while he was a member of the 158th Civil Engineer Squadron, this included being the PRIME BEEF Manager and Operations Superintendent. After serving 15 years with the Civil Engineer Squadron, he cross trained into the Logistics Readiness Squadron where he served as the Quality Assurance Superintendent. During his tenure at the Logistics Readiness Squadron, Chief Stebbins oversaw the mobilization of over 300 personnel and 268 short tons of cargo to assist in the execution of the quickest no notice mobilization in the history of the 134th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in support of OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE. In addition, CMSgt Stebbins has deployed in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, and IRAQI FREEDOM.

Prior to his current assignment, the Chief was the 158th Mission Support Group Superintendent where he ensured the 350 enlisted members of the Mission Support Group were organized, trained and equipped to fulfill their State, Federal, and Strategic State Partnership missions.