Col. David A. Doss is the Commander of the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. He leads the largest B-1 combat wing in the U.S. Air Force with 27 aircraft and more than 3,800 military and civilian Airmen.
Colonel Doss commissioned in 1995 after graduating from the Virginia Military Institute. He has had multiple flying tours as an instructor and evaluator, B-1 weapon systems officer, squadron weapons officer, director of operations, squadron commander and deputy operations group commander. He has also had staff tours at Air Combat Command, the Air Staff, U.S. Forces Korea and the 608th Air Operations Center. Colonel Doss is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and has participated in operations Desert Fox, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn and Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa.
1995 Bachelor of Arts, History, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va.
2001 United States Air Force Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
2002 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2007 Masters in Aeronautical Science, Embry Riddle University, Fla.
2008 Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
2012 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2014 Masters in National Security Strategy, National War College, Ft. Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
October 1995 – December 1995, Special Assistant to the Commander, Air Force ROTC Detachment 880, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va.
December 1995 – April 1997, Student Navigator, Joint Undergraduate Navigator Training, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.
May 1997 – August 1997, Student Electronic Warfare Officer, Joint Aviation Electronic Warfare Training, Naval Technical Training Center Corry Station, Pensacola, Fla.
August 1997 – June 1998, Student, B-1 Weapon Systems Officer, Initial Qualification Course, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas
June 1998 – July 2001, B-1 Weapon Systems Officer and Weapon Systems Officer Instructor, 37th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
July 2001 – December 2001, Student, U.S. Air Force Weapons Instructor Course, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
December 2001 – July 2002, B-1 Weapons Officer, and Weapons & Tactics Flight Commander, 37th BS, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
July 2002 - May 2006, Instructor, Flight Commander and Assistant Operations Officer, 77th Weapons Squadron, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
May 2006 - June 2007, B-1 Weapons & Tactics Program Manager, Directorate of Air and Space Operations (A3), Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
July 2007 – June 2008, Student, Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
June 2008 – June 2011, Director of Operations and Commander, 77th WPS, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
June 2011 - June 2012, Deputy Commander, 379th Expeditionary Operations Group, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar June 2012 – August 2013, Chief, Aircraft Nuclear Operations Branch, and Chief, Action Group, Deputy Chief of Staff Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration (A10), Headquarters Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
August 2013 – June 2014, Student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
July 2014 – June 2016, Joint Targeting Chief, and Chief, Future Plans Branch, Future Plans Division, Directorate of Operations (UCJ3), U.S. Forces Korea, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea
July 2016 – June 2017, Chief, Combat Operations Division, 608th Air Operations Center, Barksdale AFB, La.
June 2017 – May 2019, Vice Wing Commander, 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas
May 2019 – present, Commander, 28th BW, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2014 – July 2016, Joint Targeting Chief, and Chief, Future Plans Branch, Future Plans Division, Directorate of Operations (UCJ3), U.S. Forces Korea, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea
Rating: master Navigator
Flight Hours: more than 2,500 including 380 combat hours
Aircraft Flown: B-1
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Flying Award, U.S. Air Force Weapons School
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 30, 1995
First Lieutenant June 30, 1997
Captain June 30, 1999
Major Dec. 1, 2005
Lieutenant Colonel Oct. 1, 2010
Colonel Jan. 1, 2017