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Vermont Air National Guard: Wing Leadership  

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.    

 
 

    

 

Colonel Adam T. Rice, P.E.
Vice Commander

Colonel Adam T. Rice 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.

Colonel Rice was first commissioned in the United States Army in 1991 as an Armor Officer, serving over 13 years in the Vermont Army National Guard including assignments as a tank Company Commander.  During this time, Colonel Rice’s civilian occupation was a licensed professional engineer specializing in public and private water resources and infrastructure facilities. 

In 2003, Colonel Rice was commissioned in the Vermont Air National Guard as the Base Civil Engineer and served as a Squadron Readiness and Operations Officer; in January 2006 he deployed with the 407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, Ali Air Base, Iraq.  He commanded the Squadron from 2008 to 2012 and deployed twice in support of humanitarian and disaster relief efforts, leading a 30 person Joint Task Force following Hurricane Gustav in Louisiana in 2008 and as part of a Joint Staff following devastating floods in Pakistan in 2010.  In August 2012, he was selected for a joint command with the 15th Civil Support Team—Weapons of Mass Destruction until November 2015 and was responsible for the operational readiness of a 22 person consequence management and response team that deploys to suspected or known Weapons of Mass Destruction incidents in support of civil authorities.

In 2015, he returned to the 158th Fighter Wing as the Facilities Program Manager for the beddown of the F-35 Lightning II, where he interpreted and facilitated the implementation of the Lockheed-Martin Facility Requirements document for the first F-35 Base in the Air National Guard.  In July of 2017, he assumed command of the 158th Mission Support Group, commanding 340 Airmen during a historic conversion period until he assumed his current position in December 2019.

 
 

 

 


Chief Master Sergeant
Darin J. Mauzy

Command Chief

Chief Master Sergeant Darin J. Mauzy is the Command Chief, 158th 158th Fighter Wing, Burlington Air National Guard Base, South Burlington, Vermont. His responsibilities include serving as the Wing Commander’s primary advisor on operational effectiveness, professional development, readiness, training, utilization, health, morale, and welfare of 950 enlisted Airmen. 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 USAF’s second operational F-35 Lightning II fighting force. 

CMSgt Mauzy entered the Air Force in 1995 as an F-16CJ Avionics Specialist assigned to the 22nd Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem AB, Germany. Additionally, he served around the world representing the United States as a member of the USAF aerial demonstration team, the “Thunderbirds”. After 9 years of serving as a member of the regular Air Force, he transitioned to the Nevada Air National Guard and was instrumental in the establishment of the 232nd Operations Squadron as a Production Superintendent on the test and development of MQ-1B & MQ-9A Remotely Piloted Aircraft. CMSgt Mauzy has participated in Operations NORTHERN WATCH, SOUTHERN WATCH, DESERT FOX, ALLIED FORCE, ENDURING FREEDOM, and INHERENT RESOLVE. During these operations, CMSgt Mauzy planned and executed combat and humanitarian operations in support of national interests in Europe, the Middle-East, and Afghanistan.

In 2012, CMSgt Mauzy was selected to serve as the Executive Assistant to the Command Chief, Air National Guard, the Pentagon, Washington, DC. Prior to his current assignment with the 158th Fighter Wing, CMSgt Mauzy was the Air National Guard Senior Enlisted Leader Management Office (SELMO) Superintendent, where he managed functional oversight and coordinated senior leader education opportunities for over 155 ANG Command Chiefs, Senior Enlisted Leaders, and 420 Group Superintendents.