Sheppard Air Force Base Welcomes a New Commander


Sheppard Air Force Base recognizes a new leader today, as 82nd Training Wing Commander, Brigadier General Patrick Doherty relinquishes the colors to (Brigadier General Select) Colonel Ronald Jolly from the Pentagon.

Doherty will take over command of the 19th air force which is responsible for training more than 30,000 students annually, which includes the 80th Training Wing at Sheppard. He was previously stationed at the Pentagon as the director of Air Force services.

Jolly comes from the Pentagon where he served as Associate Director at the Directorate of Resource Integration, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection.

He has served tours as an Air Base Wing Commander at Hill Air Force base in Utah and as Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force.

This morning Colonel Jolly addressed General Doherty and thanked him for his work in Wichita Falls.

"Thank you, sir, for what you've done for the wing and really setting us up for success. And the hard part is to keep that momentum going for this outstanding wing," Colonel Ronald Jolly, Commander of 82nd Training Wing

Jolly graduated in Lawton and was commissioned through the Air Force at Oklahoma State University.

 


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