18-051 Weishaar to receive promotion to brigadier general May 5

Col. David A. Weishaar will be promoted to brigadier general in a ceremony on Saturday, May 5, at 1 p.m. in the Dole Center Ball Room, McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita.

The following day, Sunday, May 6, Weishaar will be installed as assistant adjutant general – Air and commander of the Kansas Air National Guard. He succeeds Brig. Gen. Jay Selanders, who is retiring after 34 years of military service. The change of command ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the 190th Air Refueling Wing, Hangar 662, Bay 1, Forbes Field, Topeka.

Col. David A. Weishaar

Col. David A. Weishaar entered the Air Force in January 1981 as an aircraft maintenance specialist maintaining the KC-135A and R. He separated from the active duty Air Force and joined the Kansas Air National Guard in 1985.

During his career, he held various positions in the aircraft maintenance arena maintaining the F-4D, F-16A, B, C, and D, and the B-1B until his commissioning in 1996. After gaining his commission, Weishaar has held several positions in the 184th Bomb Wing, including chief, logistics plans and chief of supply. He was later chief of supply for the 184th Refueling Wing, crew commander, 299th Network Operations Security Squadron; commander, Communications Flight; commander, 127th Command and Control Squadron; commander, 299th NOSS; commander, 184th Regional Support Group; and commander, 184th Mission Support Group.

Weishaar’s military awards and decorations include the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Kansas National Guard Meritorious Service Ribbon with one device, Kansas National Guard Commendation Ribbon with one device and the Kansas National Guard Service Medal with three devices.

Weishaar earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Friends University, Wichita. His military education includes Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Academy of Military Science, Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, Air War College, Joint Combined Warfighter School, and Leadership in Homeland Security.