Maj Gen Patrick Doherty, USAF

Director of Plans, Programs and Requirements
Air Combat Command


Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Doherty is the Director of Plans, Programs and Requirements, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. He is responsible for planning and programming $60 billion annually for a force of more than 146,000 personnel and 2,800 aircraft, supporting 10 unified commands and USNORAD. He is also responsible for functions relating to the Combat Air Forces’ weapons systems acquisition, modernization, sustainment and test involving over 140 programs. Additionally, he directs a staff of 25 divisions and more than 700 personnel.

Maj. Gen. Doherty entered the Air Force in 1988 through the Air Force ROTC program at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. He initially served as a B-52 navigator and was selected to attend undergraduate pilot training and transitioned to become an F-15E pilot. He has served in four combat flying deployments and two remote staff, command and control tours. Maj. Gen. Doherty has commanded a formal training unit fighter squadron, a combat ready fighter wing, a maintenance and logistics technical training wing, led force development as the Director of Assignments and entrusted to care for Airmen and their families as the Director of Air Force Services, Headquarters Air Force. Prior to his current assignment, he was Commander, 19th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, in charge of Air Education and Training Command Flying Training Enterprise.

General Doherty is a command pilot with more than 3,900 flying hours, including 339 combat hours.


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