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Vermont Air National Guard: Wing Leadership

Biographies and Official Portraits of Vermont Air National Guard Leadership
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
Adrianne R. Schulz

Command Chief

Chief Master Sergeant Adrianne R. Schulz is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 158th Fighter Wing, South Burlington, Vermont. She represents the highest level of enlisted leadership and is the principal advisor to the wing Commander. She is responsible for all enlisted matters related to force utilization, mission effectiveness, training, development, and morale for over 1,000 personnel. Additionally, she consults with state and national level leaders about the employment and sustainment of F-35 combat operations in support of national defense initiatives.

Chief Schulz began her military career in 2000 as a Nutritional Specialist in the Army Reserve. In 2002, she transferred to the Vermont Air National Guard, enlisting as an F-16 Crew Chief. She participated in homeland air defense missions in support of Operation NOBLE EAGLE and deployed in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM. Chief Schulz cross-trained into the Cyber Operations career field playing a critical role in standing up the Total Force Cyber Operations Fundamentals Course before returning to maintenance. She has held various leadership positions throughout her career at the squadron, group, wing and major command levels. The Chief served and deployed in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE as the 158th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Superintendent. Previous to her current assignment, she was assigned as the 158th Mission Support Group senior enlisted leader where her responsibilities spanned six squadrons, executing the installation’s combat support, logistics and service activities.

In her civilian capacity, Chief Schulz is a private business owner and an Executive-in-Residence with a top-ranked international executive search firm. She serves as a Performance Coach, influencing measurable organizational growth through integrated leadership, communications, strategy, and business development. In addition, she devotes time, talent, and treasure to causes she cares deeply about and participates as a northeast regional student and family liaison, providing personal advocacy and cultural integration techniques to students of foreign countries.