In the Military


Yvonne Lynn Allen Mays, daughter of Freddie and Frankie Allen of Steubenville, recently was promoted to lieutenant colonel, serving on active duty in the Air Force, assigned to the National Guard.

In her current assignment she serves as the executive officer to the atdjutant general, Brig. Gen. Michael L. Cunniff. She is stationed at Joint Force Headquarters, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, and New Jersey.

Prior to serving as executive officer, Mays was the bilateral affairs officer representing the New Jersey National Guard, assigned to the U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Albania. Her other duty assignments included assistant chief of staff air, wing executive officer, communications officer, plans officer and personnel officer for the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, Pomona, N.J.

Mays is a 1983 graduate of Steubenville High School who enlisted in the Air Force in 1983. She served as an enlisted airman for 15 years. She attended the Palmetto Military Academy at Fort Jackson in South Carolina and was commissioned as a 2LT in July 1999. She has more than 29 years of military service and has served in the Air Force, Air Force Reserves, Air National Guard and the Army National Guard.

She is married to Walter Mays. She has two sons, Rene and Carlin, who is deceased, and a daughter, Alesia.