Lansing, Mich. - Ronald Wilson, a resident of Kalamazoo with more than 33
years of distinguished military service, has been officially promoted to the
rank of brigadier general in the Michigan Air National Guard.
Along with the promotion, Michigan National Guard, Adjutant General, Maj. Gen.
Gregory Vadnais selected Wilson to serve as the Michigan Air National Guard,
Chief of Staff. He will be stationed at Michigan National Guard Joint Forces
Headquarters in Lansing following a Jan. 9, 2015, ceremony in Battle Creek
where he served for more than three years as commander of the 110th Attack
Wing, Battle Creek Air National Guard Base.
“General Wilson brings a wealth of leadership experience to the chief of staff
position,” said Vadnais. “As Wing Commander of the 110th for the past few
years, he has been a model of professionalism, introducing intelligent,
cooperative ideas while respecting long-standing military traditions and
regulations. I have no doubt that that he will be successful,” Vadnais said.
Wilson was commissioned into the active duty Air Force in 1982 after
graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He was selected to
attend Air Force pilot training to fly the A-10 Thunderbolt. After nearly ten
years of Air Force flight service Wilson joined the Michigan Air National
Guard in 1991, serving at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base.
Wilson has accumulated more than 4,000 hours of flight time in a variety of
aircrafts earning many military awards and decorations including the
Distinguished Flying Cross for aerial combat and over-watch missions in
Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.