New Wing Command Chief

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  • By Tech. Sgt. David Speicher
  • 175th Wing Public Affairs
Meet the new 175th Wing Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Stanley Dulski.

Name: Stanley Dulski
Rank: Chief Master Sgt.
Unit: 175th Wing
Job Description: Wing Command Chief
Full-time job: Field Engineer for GE Healthcare
Hometown: Shrewsbury, Pa.
Joined the MDANG: May 1988
Total Service years: 32
Family: Wife (Maren), Sons (Dion and Kyle)
Favorite Movie: Saving Private Ryan
Last book read: The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player by John Maxwell
Favorite food: Italian
Favorite Sports Team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Tell us your brief life story?
I was born in Pittsburgh Pa. where my family lived until I was 13 when we moved to the suburbs 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.  I have a twin brother, a younger sister and a younger brother.  I attended Ambridge High School in Ambridge, Pa. and enlisted in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard during my senior year as part of the delay enlistment program.  I enrolled at Electronic Institutes in Pittsburgh, Pa., where I received my associate degree in electronics and computer technology.  After graduating from Electronic Institutes in 1987, I secured employment with Westinghouse Defense Electronics Systems Group in Linthicum, Md. I moved to Glen Burnie, Md. and transferred to the Maryland Air National Guard.  I met my wife, Maren, in 1994 and we were married in 1995.  I have two boys; my stepson, Dion and my son, Kyle.

Tell us about your military career?
After graduating high school, I attended Basic Military Training at Lackland AFB, Texas and technical training at Sheppard AFB, Texas.  Upon completion of tech school, I was assigned to the electrical power production section of the 171st Civil Engineer Squadron, Pennsylvania Air National Guard. In May of 1988, I transferred to the 175th Civil Engineer Squadron after moving to Maryland for my civilian job.  The 175th CES is where I matured and developed as an Airman.  I immediately began getting involved with the duties of the section and soon became a trainer, then a supervisor.  I deployed twice to Kuwait, led several deployment for training projects. I involved myself with all aspects of the force development and force management programs within the squadron.  I had the privilege to serve with some excellent commanders who had the confidence and faith in me to allow me to grow as a leader. I had an officer and senior NCO staff that supported and provided me the necessary advice when making important decisions.  I couldn't have scripted a better career.

How have you enjoyed your time here?
I was fortunate enough to have leadership in CE to entrust me with responsibilities that allowed me to grow and develop and afford me opportunities that I couldn't have imagined as a young Airman.  I will always be grateful to my former commanders and NCOs in CE for their help in developing me into the Airman I am today.  I couldn't imagine serving anywhere else.

What is your favorite Air Force or military memory or story?
The State partnership deployment to Bosnia / Herzegovina that involved the renovation of a 33,000 sq. ft., primary school in a small town called Vlasenica.  The 175th CES deployed with 175th Medical and Security Forces personnel and were assisted by a California ANG CES team to accomplish this impressive feat in 30 days.  The troops were engrained in the community for the entire time, and were able to see first-hand the difference they were making to that community.

What are you passionate about?
Serving and developing the enlisted corps of the 175th Wing.

What do see in the future for Airmen of the Maryland Air National Guard?
In a word "Changes".  When I began my career the "Cold War" was still going strong, and the arms race with the USSR saw no signs of slowing down.  All of the focus of our contingency training was for a major conflict in the European theater.  Since then, the Berlin Wall fell, communism was defeated, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait and September 11, 2001 identified global terrorism as our primary threat.  Threats change, missions change, but the Airmen of the Maryland Air National Guard have always excelled at adjusting to these changes.

What changes do you think will be necessary for the men and women of the 175th Wing?
With the challenging times we face with the budget, I believe the emphasis is going to continue to be doing more with less.  I believe that we will need to think more out-side the box on how we can be more efficient at what we do.

What do you hope to do in your new position as 175th Wing Command Chief?
Help lead the wing through the new challenges that we see in the future.  With the recent activation of the 175th Wing Cyberspace Operations Group, I believe it presents an opportunity for the wing to establish itself as the standard of excellence for the Air National Guard in the cyber ops field.  At the same time, I would like to grow the reputation of the 175th as the premier flying wing in the Air National Guard.