- Col. Kimberly A. Fitzgerald (Photo courtesy Ohio Air National Guard)
Springfield, OH – Per reports by AP, Col. Kimberly Fitzgerald will assume duties as commander of the 178th Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard, making her their first female commander. The ceremony will take place on Sunday at the Springfield Air National Guard Base.
Fitzgerald has 26 years of service, 9 of those being with the 178th Wing. Before becoming the Vice Commander in the 178th Wing, she served as the 162nd Flying Squadron Commander and Mission Support Group Commander. During her career, she has a total of more than 4,000 flight hours as a KC-135 navigator, a KC-135 pilot, MQ-1 Predator pilot, and MQ-9 Reaper pilot.