Brig. Gen. John W. Doucette is Inspector General, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. He leads more than 160 experts responsible for conducting more than 75 inspections annually. By spearheading both a rigorous inspection schedule and an open-complaint resolution process, General Doucette ensures combat readiness, regulatory compliance, and complaint oversight for more than 225 active and gained units and more than 130,000 Airmen.
General Doucette was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, and earned his commission through Officer Training School in 1986. He has commanded the 36th Wing at Andersen AFB, Guam, and the 47th Flying Training Wing at Laughlin AFB, Texas. He also commanded a squadron and previously served in NATO, on the Joint Staff and at Headquarters, Air Combat Command. The general has led combat missions in support of Operations Desert Storm, Provide Comfort and Northern Watch. General Doucette is a graduate of the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies and also a distinguished graduate from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
Prior to his assignment to Air Combat Command, General Doucette was Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff, Joint Warfare Centre, Supreme Allied Command for Transformation, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Stavanger, Norway. He is a command pilot with more than 2,700 flight hours primarily in the F-15C, T-38C and A/T-38B.
1983 Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
1984 Master of Science degree in industrial engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
1993 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1998 Distinguished graduate, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1999 Master of Arts degree, School for Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005 Distinguished graduate, Master of Arts degree in resourcing national strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2008 Program for Senior Managers in National Security, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2008 Senior Leadership Course, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
2008 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Va.
2010 General Officer Orientation Course (CAPSTONE), Washington, D.C.
2010 Joint Force Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2012 NATO Senior Leader Planning Seminar, Riga, Latvia
1. January 1987 - February 1988, Student, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2. April 1988 - July 1988, Student, fighter lead-in training, Holloman AFB, N.M.
3. August 1988 - February 1989, Student, F-15C training, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
4. February 1989 - August 1992, Electronic Combat Pilot, 1st Fighter Wing, Langley AFB, Va.
5. August 1992 - May 1995, Instructor Pilot and Flight Commander, 435th Fighter Squadron, Holloman AFB, N.M.
6. May 1995 - July 1997, Chief of Readiness, 48th Fighter Wing, and Assistant Operations Officer, 493rd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England
7. August 1997 - June 1998, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. July 1998 - July 1999, Student, School for Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. July 1999 - June 2001, Deputy Chief, Commander's Action Group, and Chief, Senior Officer Management, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
10. September 2001 - June 2004, Chief of Safety, 18th Wing; Commander, 18th Operations Support Squadron; and Deputy Commander, 18th Operations Group, Kadena Air Base, Japan
11. July 2004 - July 2005, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
12. July 2005 - June 2007, Chief, Northeast Asia Division, Deputy Directorate for Political-Military Affairs-Asia (J5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
13. June 2007 - December 2007, Vice Commander, 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla.
14. December 2007 - April 2009, Commander, 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin AFB, Texas
15. April 2009 - June 2010, Special Assistant to the Director, General and Flag Officer Matters, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
16. June 2010 - July 2012, Commander, 36th Wing; Installation Commander/Base Commanding Officer, Andersen AFB, Guam; and Deputy Commander, Joint Region Marianas
17. July 2012 - July 2014, Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff, Joint Warfare Centre, Supreme Allied Command
for Transformation, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Stavanger, Norway
18. July 2014 - present, Inspector General, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 2005 - June 2007, Chief, Northeast Asia Division, Deputy Directorate for Political-Military Affairs-Asia (J5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant colonel and colonel
2. April 2009 - June 2010, special assistant to the Director, General and Flag Officer Matters, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a colonel
3. July 2012 - July 2014, Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff, Joint Warfare Centre, Supreme Allied Command for Transformation, NATO, Stavanger, Norway, as a brigadier general
Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: more than 2,700
Aircraft flown: F-15C, B-52H, KC-135R, A/T-38B, T-38C, T-6, T-1 and T-37
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with nine oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Combat Readiness Medal with four oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with two bronze stars
Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze stars
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with one silver and one oak leaf cluster
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Kuwait Liberation Medal, government of Kuwait
Bundeswehr Gold Cross of Honor
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Nov. 19, 1986
First Lieutenant Nov. 19, 1988
Captain Nov. 19, 1990
Major May 1, 1996
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2000
Colonel Feb. 1, 2006
Brigadier General Nov. 10, 2010
(Current as of August 2015)