Board of Directors

WINGA President, LTC Eric Leckel

WINGA President

Lieutenant Colonel Eric Leckel was elected as the WINGA President in April 2016. He has been actively engaged with both WINGA and NGAUS since his commissioning in 1996. To include serving on WINGA Board of Directors since 2000 and progressively assuming additional and more involved roles, including the 264th Engineer Group’s director (2001-2004), Army Company Grade from (2004 to 2006), Treasurer (2006-2010), and Vice President-Army (2012-2016). During this time he has had the opportunity to collaborate on multiple committees, such as the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee. In addition, he is a life member of NGAUS and active with the NGAUS board since 2004. First serving as the Area V representative to the Company Grade Committee, followed by the Army Company Grade representative and being elected twice to serve as the Area V – Army representative from 2008-2011 and 2015-present.

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WINGA Executive Director, Col Michael Williams

WINGA Executive Director

Colonel Mike was appointed as the Association Executive Director in June 2014. He also serves as the State Insurance Administrator for the State Sponsored Life Insurance (SSLI) program. He retired from the Wisconsin Army National Guard in June 2002. He was inducted into the Wisconsin Army National Guard hall of honor in 2015. He also serves as the State Chairman for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves (ESGR).

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WINGA Leadership & Directors
Army Vice-President 1LT Alicia Grenier
Air Vice President MAJ Joshua Gscheidmeier
Treasurer MAJ Michelle Baer
Secretary CPT John Noga
JFHQ ARMY LTC Dave Klauser
64TH TROOP COMMAND MAJ(P) Doug Kolb
MAJ Nicholas Braun
32D INFANTRY BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM MAJ Bill Barthen
LTC Mike Hanson
CPT Kevin Steele
157th MANEUVER ENHANCEMENT BRIGADE CPT Nicholas Rinaldi
CPT Paul Cusick
WIS AIR GUARD Capt Ryan Riesen
Maj Dan Statz
1LT Bradley Kelly
COMPANY GRADE OFFICERS CPT Emily Yttri (Army)
1LT Joshua Johnson (Air)
RETIRED OFFICERS COL (R) Kristine Schultz (Army)
Brig Gen (R) Gerald C. Olesen (Air)
COL (R) Mike Hinman
WARRANT OFFICER REP Currently vacant
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