Commanding Officer of the 158th Fighter Wing
Colonel Patrick Guinee is the current commanding officer of the 158th Fighter Wing, where he leads over 1,000 men and women in providing combat airpower to the United States Air Force and the Department of Defense. His operational experiences include multiple combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq in both the F/A-18C and F-16C fighter aircraft. His time in the cockpit of a single seat fighter has allowed him to see first hand the integration of technology and how digital displays have enhanced situational awareness and accuracy of targeting. Patrick was selected to attend a year at Harvard as a National Security Fellow in 2010 where he authored a provocative paper “Time is Trauma, Improving U.S Planned Response to a WMD”. He holds a BS in Physiology and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University. He lives in Vermont with his wife Stacey and their nine children.