Maj. Gen. Leonard A. Patrick is Vice Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. AETC recruits, trains and educates Air Force people and the command includes the Air Force Recruiting Service, two numbered air forces and Air University. The command operates nearly 1,370 trainer, fighter and mobility aircraft, 23 wings, 12 bases and five geographically separated groups. It trains more than 293,000 students per year with approximately 62,000 active-duty, Reserve, Guard, civilian and contractor personnel.
General Patrick entered the Air Force in 1981 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He served in various base-level and headquarters assignments, and he has commanded at wing, group and numbered air force levels. He has twice served as a major-command director, including the Director of Installations and Mission Support at Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and The Civil Engineer at Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas.
The general served two years in Foreign Military Sales as a construction manager for the Royal Saudi Air Force. During that time, he supported operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm by coordinating host-nation support for deployed forces and performing contingency airfield analysis. He also served with the Illinois State Water Survey at Champaign in Education with Industry. Prior to this assignment he was Commander, Second Air Force, Keesler AFB, Mississippi.
1981 Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1987 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1988 Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Boston University
1994 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2002 Master of Strategic Studies Degree, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2005 The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Advanced Management Program
1. July 1981 - July 1984, Chief, Readiness and Logistics; Chief, Resources and Requirements; and MILCON Programmer, 15th Civil Engineer Squadron, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
2. August 1984 - June 1985, Education with Industry Position, Illinois State Water Survey, University of Illinois Campus, Urbana
3. July 1985 - June 1989, MILCON Manager; 3d Air Force Facility Programmer; and Chief, Program Control Branch for the 401st Tactical Fighter Wing Relocation, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany
4. July 1989 - July 1991, Construction Manager and Integrated Program Manager, Logistics Support Group, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
5. August 1991 - July 1993, Action Officer, Civil Engineer Programs, Directorate of Plans and Programs, Office of the Civil Engineer, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
6. August 1993 - June 1994, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
7. July 1994 - August 1996, Commander, Operations Flight, 21st Civil Engineer Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo.
8. August 1996 - July 1999, Chief, Facility Requirements Branch, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB Va.
9. July 1999 - July 2001, Commander, 12th Civil Engineer Squadron, Randolph AFB, Texas
10. August 2001 - June 2002, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
11. July 2002 - September 2002, Commander, 60th Support Group, Travis AFB, Calif.
12. September 2002 - August 2004, Commander, 60th Mission Support Group, Travis AFB, Calif.
13. August 2004 - April 2005, Deputy Director of Operations, Technical Training, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
14. April 2005 - July 2006, Civil Engineer, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
15. July 2006 - January 2008, Director of Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
16. January 2008 - July 2009, Commander, 37th Training Wing, Lackland AFB, Texas
17. July 2009 - July 2011, Commander, 502nd Air Base Wing, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas
18. July 2011 – July 2014, Commander, Second Air Force, Keesler AFB, Miss.
19. July 2014 – present, Vice Commander, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze stars
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (government of Kuwait)
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 27, 1981
First Lieutenant May 27, 1983
Captain May 27, 1985
Major May 1, 1993
Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 1, 1997
Colonel July 1, 2002
Brigadier General Feb. 25, 2008
Major General Sept. 2, 2011
(Current as of December 2015)