Wisconsin Air National Guard removes Volk Field commander

The top officer in the Wisconsin Air National Guard has removed the commander of Volk Field Air National Guard Base.

The move to relieve Col. Leslie A. Zyzda-Martin of her duties was made Monday because of "lost confidence in her ability to command," the Air National Guard said.

According to the Guard, the decision comes after investigations into the command climate and alleged misconduct at the base. Additional investigations are still ongoing.

"This is a very difficult decision, but it is the right thing to do in the best interest of Volk Field," Brig. Gen. David W. May said. "The men and women that make up Volk Field are extraordinary at what they do. It is my obligation to ensure they have the type of leadership that will meet the unique needs and challenges of our state and federal missions."

Lt. Col. Tom Bauer, the vice commander at Volk Field, will now serve as the interim commander until a new commander is named.