MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --
During an assumption of command ceremony here March 3, Col. David Cochran, wing commander of the 167th Airlift Wing, presented the guidon to Lt. Col. Christopher Sigler, appointing him as the new 167th Mission Support Group commander.
Col. David Cochran, wing commander of the 167th AW, expressed his confidence in Sigler’s experience and ability to lead the Mission Support Group.
“He brings a wealth of operational experience to the job,” Cochran said.
Sigler shared a piece of advice his grandfather gave him when he became a young lieutenant, “Chris, listen to your NCO’s.”
“Keep me informed, we can do this together,” stated Sigler as he addressed his group for the first time.
Sigler is a native of Schultz, W.Va. and enlisted into the 167th Aerial Port Squadron in 1992. After graduating from West Virginia University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering he received his officer commissioning from the Air Force ROTC at West Virginia University in 1995.
Sigler attended pilot training in 1996. During his career he has flown the C-130 Hercules, C-5 Galaxy, and C-17 Globemaster III during several deployments and operations. He has logged over 6,000 flight hours consisting of 187 combat sorties and 60 support sorties.
Sigler is pilot for a commercial airline and currently resides in Berkeley County with his wife and three children.