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Acting State Command Chief Warrant Officer - Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ken Schoenfelder

Command Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ken Schoenfelder was selected as the acting state command chief warrant officer. CW5 Wayne Walker was announced as the new state command chief for the SDARNG, following the retirment of former SCCWO CW5 Todd Dressler. Walker brings over 32 years of service and skill from numerous leadership and command positions in the SDARNG, including four overseas deployments.

Walker, who currently serves as the commander for both Detachment 48, OSA Command and Detachment 5, Company C, 2/641st Aviation Regiment, is slated to deploy again in the spring of 2021. In light of Walker’s deployment, CW5 Ken Schoenfelder has been selected to serve as the acting state command chief until Walker returns.

Chief Schoenfelder brings nearly 40 years of experience, having served in numerous leadership and command assignments to include four deployments for the SDARNG.