|MAJOR GENERAL JOHN D. DORRIS|
Retired Jan. 21, 2006.
Maj. Gen. John D. Dorris is the mobilization assistant to the Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. As a member of the joint U.S. Strategic Command staff, he is responsible for advising the commander on the planning, coordination and employment of Reserve component resources.
General Dorris began his career in 1968 upon receiving his commission through Officer Training School. His first operational assignment was at Nakon Phanom Royal Thai AFB where he served as a C-123 pilot for the 606th Special Operations Squadron. After completing that tour he returned to the United States and began flying the C-141 for the 30th Military Airlift Squadron, McGuire AFB, N.J. He transferred to the Air Force Reserve in 1973, serving in a variety of key positions.
General Dorris is a command pilot with more than 6,300 hours in the T-41, T-37, T-38, C-123, C-141, C-17, C-130 and AN-32 aircraft.
1968 Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and management, Louisiana Tech University
1974 National Security Seminar, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1984 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1992 National Security Management Course, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
1995 Director Mobility Forces Commander Course, Air Mobility Warfare Center, McGuire AFB, N.J.
1. June 1970 - June 1971, UC-123B/K aircraft commander and aircrew scheduler, 606th Special Operations Squadron, Nakon Phanom Royal Thai AFB, Thailand
2. June 1971 - May 1973, C-141A aircraft commander, 30th Military Airlift Squadron, McGuire AFB, N.J.
3. May 1973 - May 1974, C-141A instructor pilot, 335th Military Airlift Squadron, McGuire AFB, N.J.
4. May 1974 - December 1978, C-141A instructor pilot and assistant operations officer, 730th Military Airlift Squadron, Norton AFB, Calif.
5. September 1981 - June 1989, C-141B flight examiner, plans and projects officer, senior flight commander, and deputy operations and training officer, 728th Military Airlift Squadron, Norton AFB, Calif.
6. July 1989 - October 1993, executive officer, later, Commander, 730th Airlift Squadron, Norton AFB and March AFB, Calif.
7. October 1993 - March 1994, Operations Group Commander, 445th Airlift Wing, March AFB, Calif.
8. March 1994 - October 1994, special assistant to the Commander, Headquarters 22nd Air Force, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga.
9. October 1994 - August 1996, individual mobilization augmentee to the Director, Current Operations, Tanker Airlift Control Center, Scott AFB, Ill.
10. August 1996 - October 1999, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Tanker Airlift Control Center, Scott AFB, Ill.
11. October 1999 - February 2005, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
12. February 2005 - present, mobilization assistant to the Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: Military - 6,300; civilian - 16,000
Military aircraft flown: T-41, T-37, T-38, C-123, C-141, C-17, C-130 and AN-32
Civilian aircraft flown: L-300, CE-500, DC-8, DC-9, MD-80, MD-11, B-727, B-737, B-757, B-767 and B-777
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Medal with silver and three bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with "V" device and three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with silver oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal with silver and bronze oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with bronze star
Vietnam Service Medal with four bronze stars
Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze stars
Humanitarian Service Medal with bronze star
Air Force Overseas Ribbon - Short
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait)
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Dec. 20, 1968
First Lieutenant June 20, 1970
Captain Dec. 20, 1971
Major Sept. 19, 1982
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 19, 1989
Colonel Aug. 1, 1993
Brigadier General June 2, 1998
Major General March 30, 2001
(Current as of November 2005)