New Deputy Commander for the 183d Wing Published Sept. 26, 2023 By Master Sgt. Patrick Kerr 183d Wing ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL AIRPORT, SPRINGFIELD, IL -- Colonel Shawn Strahle has been selected as Deputy Commander for the 183d Wing. In this role, Col Strahle oversees various wing programs and provides guidance and support to the Wing Commander in enhancing the wing's combat readiness. Col Strahle also serves as the senior cyberspace officer for the Illinois National Guard. Strahle is no stranger to the unit. He came to the 183d in 2003 and served as the 183d Communications Flight Executive Officer. Since then, he has served as Commander, 183d Communications Flight, Commander, 183d Air Communications Flight, Commander, 217th Engineering Installation Squadron, and most recently, J/G/A6 Communications Director, Joint Force Headquarters, Illinois National Guard.