Brig. Gen. Patrick Doherty, former commander of the 82nd Training Wing at the Air Education and Training Command, has been appointed to lead AETC’s 19th Air Force unit, the Defense Department announced Friday.
He will lead the organization that trains more than 30,000 U.S. and allied aircrews, air battle managers, remotely piloted aircraft crews and weapons directors each year.
Doherty joined the U.S. Air Force in 1987 and previously held various leadership roles within the Air Force Personnel Command, 4th Fighter Wing, 335th Fighter Squadron and U.S. Forces Korea.
He has recorded more than 3,000 flight hours as a command pilot of F-15E, T-38A and B-52G/H aircraft.
He is a recipient of the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Combat Action Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award and the Meritorious Unit Award.