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Brig. Gen. Wenke assumes command of Delaware Air National Guard

Brig. Gen. Wendy B. Wenke assumed the role of Assistant Adjutant General, Air, Delaware Air National Guard Oct. 13.

Brig. Gen. Wendy B. Wenke, right, takes the Delaware Air National Guard unit colors from Maj. Gen. Carol Timmons, Adjutant General, left, during a ceremony commemorating the assumption of command as the Assistant Adjutant General, Air, for the state of Delaware Oct. 13. The passing of the unit colors is a tradition to show the leadership has faith in an incoming commander. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels/Released)

Brig. Gen. Wendy B. Wenke assumed the role of Assistant Adjutant General, Air, Delaware Air National Guard Oct. 13.

The wing and group commanders from the 166th Airlift Wing in New Castle, Delaware, render the ceremonial first salute to Brig. Gen. Wendy B. Wenke, who assumed the role of Assistant Adjutant General, Air, Delaware National Guard, at a ceremony here Oct. 13. Senior enlisted leaders from the wing and group presented their guidons during the ceremony. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels/Released)

Brig. Gen. Wendy B. Wenke assumed the role of Assistant Adjutant General, Air, Delaware Air National Guard Oct. 13.

Brig. Gen. Wendy B. Wenke, Assistant Adjutant General, Air, Delaware National Guard, pauses during her remarks to Airmen and Soldiers, as well as visiting guests from Trinidad and Tobago, during her assumption of command ceremony Oct. 13. Wenke told Airmen she expected Airmen to support the National Defense Strategy by rebuilding readiness by getting back to basics. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels/Released)


The Delaware Air National Guard saw a new leader take the colors Oct. 13 at New Castle ANG Base, Delaware.

Brig. Gen. Wendy B. Wenke assumed the role of Assistant Adjutant General, Air, Delaware National Guard, taking command from Col. David Walker.

Delaware’s Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Carol Timmons, passed the unit colors, and symbol of the unit’s leadership, to Wenke. She said she looked forward to Wenke’s “energy…drive, and priorities for the Delaware Air National Guard.”

Timmons explained that Walker could not attend a change of command ceremony due to a family emergency, embodying her stated priority of putting “family first.”

Wenke joined the Delaware National Guard to serve as the Delaware Chief of Staff-Air in March of this year. She is a 31-year veteran of the National Guard, starting her career as a navigator for KC-135 tanker aircraft.

Wenke said that she will focus on “rebuilding our military readiness by getting back to basics” and supporting the National Defense Strategy.

“I will empower our Airmen to act, because that is what our Airmen want to do,” she said. “Every Airman will be a problem-solver at their level.”

Walker is now supporting U.S. Cyber Command at Ft. Meade, Md.