COLONEL JOHN L. DOUCET III, USAF

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Colonel John L. Doucet III is the Individual Mobilizaion Augmentee to the Commander, 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base Colorado. In this capacity, Colonel Doucet is responsible for advising the commander on employment of Total Force Integration capabilities to support 21st Space Wing space control and missile warning missions.

Colonel Doucet received his commission through the Air Force ROTC program at Syracuse University in 1993. He has operated the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) system, the Global Positioning System (GPS) as well as deployed and in-garrison Defensive Space Control systems. In 2007, Colonel Doucet was instrumental to the seamless transition of GPS constellation operations to a modernized operational control segment command and control architecture. In 2009, Colonel Doucet deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, leading a multi-disciplined team in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. Additionally, as the Commander of Detachment 1, 8th Space Warning Squadron, Colonel Doucet led a 66-member unit in the prosecution of Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO) mission operations, while also preparing the unit for future SBIRS Mission Control Station Backup operations. During his most recent assignment, Colonel Doucet was the Deputy Commander for the 310th Operations Group, where he served as key advisor to the group commander for a diverse 580-member Air Force Reserve space operations group, comprised of eight distinct units on three separate bases.

EDUCATION
1993 Bachelor of Science Degree, Computer Science, Syracuse University, N.Y.
1997 Master of Science Degree, Management Information Systems, University of Montana, Mont.
2000 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2007 Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence)
2012 Air War College (Correspondence)

ASSIGNMENTS
1. Oct 1993 - Jun 1998, ICBM Flight Commander, Missile Combat Crew Commander/Instructor, Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander/Instructor, 490th Missile Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
2. Jun 1998 - Aug 2001, Chief, GPS Navigation Tactics & Payload Analysis, GPS Crew Commander, GPS Payload Systems Operator, 2nd Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colo.
3. Aug 2001 - May 2004, Chief, Space Control Plans, Wing Plans and Programs, 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB, Colo.
4. May 2004 - Jun 2009, Assistant Operations Officer, Modernization Support Officer/Deputy GPS Transition Director, Flight Commander, 19th Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colo.
5. Jun 2009 - Dec 2012, Operations Officer, Operations Support Flight Commander, 380th Space Control Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo.
6. Dec 2012 - Nov 2014, Commander, Detachment 1 8th Space Warning Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colo.
7. Nov 2014 - Aug 2016, Deputy Commander, 310th Operations Group, Schriever AFB, Colo.
8. Aug 2016 - Present, IMA to the 21st Space Wing Commander, Peterson AFB, Colo.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star device
Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Meda with N Device and oak leaf cluster
Armed Forces Reserve Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1994 Distinguished Graduate, Undergraduate Missile Training
1998 Distinguished Graduate, GPS Initial Qualification Training
2007 John J. Welch Award for Excellence in Acquisition Leadership

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant        Aug 3, 1993
First Lieutenant              Aug 3, 1995
Captain                           Aug 3, 1998
Major                               Jan 1, 2004
Lt Colonel                     Sept 1, 2010
Colonel                          Aug 1, 2016

(Current as of September 1, 2016)