FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Indiana National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, issued the following statement about the selection of Col. Patrick R. Renwick as the 122nd Fighter Wing commander effective September 13:
“Col. Renwick is superbly qualified to lead the fighter wing of the Indiana National Guard,” said Umbarger. “He has experienced firsthand the transition of the 181st from a fighter wing to an intelligence wing. I have complete confidence that Pat will lead the men and women of the 122nd with strength and compassion as the wing transitions back to the F-16 and postures to compete for the future joint strike fighter.”
Renwick succeeds Col. David Augustine who has commanded the 122nd Blacksnakes, since January 2011.
“I look forward to humbly serving the airmen of the 122 Fighter Wing as their next commander, and I'm grateful to the leadership provided by Col. Augustine, who has certainly set the bar high and taken the 122nd to a new level.,” said Renwick. “I'm honored Maj. Gen. Umbarger entrusted me to lead the Blacksnakes and ensure success for the critical missions of the 122nd Fighter Wing; providing value to the nation while remaining grounded with deep roots in tradition and the community. The Blacksnakes have a time honored history and rich heritage. My wife Rachel and I are excited for our future with the 122nd Fighter Wing.”
Renwick, a Marshall, Illinois resident, currently serves as the vice commander of the 181st Intelligence Wing, headquartered in Terre Haute.
The 122nd Fighter Wing is scheduled to hold a formal ceremony Saturday, Sept. 13, where Renwick will assume command from Augustine.