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Command Staff

Command Staff

The Command Staff of South Carolina Wing consists of five leaders:

  • Wing Commander - Col Lee Safley

  • Vice-Commander Operations - Lt Col Chris Peterson

  • Vice Commander Units - Lt Col Nikki Shaffner

  • Chief of Staff - Lt Col Bruce Brown

  • Wing NCO - MSgt C. Dan McManus


The Wing Commander has overall responsibility for all operations in the wing.

The Vice-Commanders are able to represent the Wing Commander during the absence of the Wing Commander. All squadrons report to the Vice Commander of Units. The Vice Commander of Operations handles the emergency Services side of things.

The Chief of Staff is also able to represent the Wing Commander as necessary. Most directorates and staff positions report to the Chief of Staff, although some report directly to the Wing Commander.

The Wing NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) advises the Wing Commander and other Command Staff about protocol and acts in an advisory capacity at the Wing level.

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