New Air Force MARS Chief Takes Reins of Command
David J. Stapchuk is the new chief of Air Force MARS. He assumed command August 23 from outgoing chief Richard S. Jenson, who has taken on a new assignment. Stapchuk is the director of operations at the 92nd Information Operations Squadron Detachment 1 at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. In that role he oversees cyber operations in support of the detachment’s communications security mission.
“I am excited about my new role as chief, Air Force MARS, and look forward to advancing the Air Force MARS program in fulfillment of the MARS mission to provide contingency radio communications support to US government operations,” Stapchuk said.
Stapchuk spent 28 years on active duty as an electronics technician and is currently an information technology specialist. He has supported a variety of Air Force missions over the last 34 years. — Air Force MARS news release