Fort Wayne’s 122nd Fighter Wing gets new commander

(WISH Photo/Brett Bensley, file)
(WISH Photo/Brett Bensley, file)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The adjutant general of the Indiana National guard has selected a veteran commander to lead the Fort Wayne-based 122nd Fighter Wing.

Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger announced the selection Tuesday of Col. Patrick R. Renwick effective Sept. 13.

Renwick succeeds Col. David Augustine, who announced last month he was retiring because of a medical issue that prevents him from flying. The announcement came 17 days after Umbarger said an investigation had cleared Augustine of allegations he had misspent taxpayer money or committed other improprieties.

Renwick is rated as a command pilot with more than 3,000 total hours and 148 combat hours. The Marshall, Illinois, resident, currently serves as the vice commander of the 181st Intelligence Wing headquartered in Terre Haute. He also has commanded maintenance and air support operations squadrons. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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