157ARW command chief change of authority scheduled
By Tech. Sgt. Mark Wyatt, 157th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
/ Published February 18, 2014
PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.H. -- After serving for more than four years as the 157th Air Refueling Wing Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Brenda Blonigen will relinquish authority as the wing command chief position to Chief Master Sgt. Jamie Lawrence during a Change of Authority ceremony March 9 at 3 p.m. in Hanger 254.
Blonigen, who is scheduled to retire this summer, has been the 157ARW command chief since June 2009. She has served in the Air Force and the New Hampshire Air National Guard for more than 33 years.
As the wing's senior enlisted member, Blonigen serves as the principal advisor to the commander and his senior staff on matters of health, welfare and morale, professional development, and the effective utilization of enlisted personnel assigned to the wing.
Blonigen has served as a security policeman, paralegal journeyman and as a first sergeant during her career.
Lawrence has been the 66th Force Support Squadron superintendent since September 2009. The chief brings more than 33 years of experience in the Air Force and the N.H. Air National Guard to the position.
In his current position, he leads a squadron with the most diverse mission sets in the Total Force ranging from Recruiting and Retention, commander Force Management, Sustainment Services, Personnel Readiness and Deployment and Education and Training.
All members of the 157ARW are invited to attend the ceremony.