New vice commander at the 181st Intelligence Wing

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  • By Senior Master Sgt. John S. Chapman
  • 181st Intelligence Wing, Public Affairs
Col. Tamala A. Saylor was appointed the 181st Intelligence Wing Vice Commander Jan. 1, 2015.

Saylor began her military career as an enlisted member in 1983 with the 122nd Fighter Wing, Indiana Air National Guard, Fort Wayne, as an administrative assistant.

She was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in 1997 and transferred to the 181st Fighter Wing, Indiana Air National Guard, Terre Haute.

Since earning her commission she has served as a budget officer, comptroller, comptroller flight commander, mission support flight commander, and director of personnel.

Saylor replaced Col. Patrick Renwick who transferred to the 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne, as the newly appointed base commander.

"It is an honor to work with Col. Kip Clark serving the Racers of the 181st Intelligence Wing," said Saylor.  "I am so proud of this opportunity to serve as the Vice Commander, and combined with Col. Clark's leadership, ensuring the Wing provides expertly led and deliberately developed Airmen to support our communities, state, and nation."

Saylor thanked many individuals for getting her to where she is today, but she praised her husband the most. "Johnny is my rock. Without his continuous motivation and support, I wouldn't be standing here in front of you," stated Saylor.