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185TH’S SAMENUS TO TAKE POST AT THE PENTAGON

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Colonel Stephanie Samenus 185th ARW Vice Wing Commander Iowa ANG

A FAMILIAR FACE AT SIOUX CITY’S 185TH AIR NATIONAL GUARD REFUELING WING HAS ACCEPTED NEW DUTIES AT THE PENTAGON.

VICE COMMANDER, COLONEL STEPHANIE SAMENUS WILL SERVE AS THE CHIEF OF HUMAN CAPITAL AT THE NEWLY CREATED NGB-SPACE OPERATIONS IN WASHINGTON D.C.

COLONEL SONYA FINCH HAS BEEN SELECTED AS THE NEW VICE WING COMMANDER OF THE 185TH.

FINCH HAS BEEN SERVING AS THE 185TH’S MISSION SUPPORT GROUP COMMANDER, MANAGING THE ACTIVITIES OF THE WING’S SECURITY FORCES, CIVIL ENGINEERING, MILITARY PERSONNEL AND OTHER SQUADRONS AND DEPARTMENTS.

SHE IS A RATED KC-135 PILOT.

BOTH FINCH AND SAMENUS ARE AMONG THE FIRST WOMEN IN THE IOWA AIR NATIONAL GUARD TO BE PROMOTED TO SENIOR LEADER POSITIONS DURING THEIR TENURE WITH THE AIR REFUELING WING IN SIOUX CITY.

SAMENUS AND FINCH BOTH BEGAN THEIR MILITARY CAREERS IN 1993.