Colonel Virginia I. Doonan is the Commander of the 102nd Intelligence Wing, Otis Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. She leads more than 1,300 military and civilian personnel who ensure the wing's ability to respond to peacetime contingencies while maintaining preparedness to accomplish its wartime missions of intelligence, cyber intelligence, cyber engineering and installation, along with trained and experienced expeditionary combat support and homeland medical and security forces. She is formerly crew qualified as a Mission Operations Commander (MOC) for the RQ-1/MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper.
Colonel Doonan is also assigned as a member of the Joint Oversight Group for Joint Base Cape Cod. She oversees strategic management and day-to-day base operating support of JBCC working with commands from the Army National Guard's Camp Edwards, U.S. Coast Guard's Cape Cod Air Station and Base Cape Cod and the U.S. Air Force's 6th Space Warning Squadron in developing a unified plan and identifying opportunities for development of future business plans with the community, renewable energy opportunities and military efficiencies among the various tenant organizations.
Colonel Doonan has served in Operations NORTHERN WATCH, NOBLE EAGLE, IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM. Prior to her current assignment, she was the vice commander of the 102nd Intelligence Wing.
1992 Bachelor of Science, Professional Aeronautics, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.
1995 Master of Education, Lesley College, Cambridge, Mass.
1998 Squadron Officer School (In-residence)
2004 Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence).
2007 Air War College (Correspondence)
2013 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, National Defense University
Apr 1986 Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
May 1986 Student, Basic Electronics School, Lowry AFB, Colo.
Aug 1986 Student, F-15 Avionics School, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
Nov 1986 F-15 Avionics Mechanic, 105th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Minot AFB, ND
May 1988 F-15 Avionics Mechanic, 555th Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
Oct 1988 F-15 Avionics Mechanic, 102nd Fighter Interceptor Wing, Otis ANGB, Mass.
Sep 1992 Student, Academy of Military Science, McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tenn.
1992 - 1993 Equipment Maintenance Branch Officer-In Charge (OIC), 102nd Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Otis ANGB, Mass.
1993 - 1995 Component Repair Flight OIC, 102nd Maintenance Squadron, Otis ANGB, Mass.
1995 - 1996 Equipment Repair Flight OIC, 102nd Maintenance Squadron, Otis ANGB, Mass.
1996 - 2001 Sortie Generation Flight OIC, 102nd Aircraft Generation Squadron, Otis ANGB, Mass.
2001 - 2002 Commander, 102nd Aircraft Generation Squadron, Otis ANGB, Mass.
2002 - 2008 Commander, 102nd Mission Support Flight, Otis ANGB, Mass.
2008 - 2012 Deputy Commander, 102nd Intelligence Group, Otis ANGB, Mass.
2012 - 2013 Commander, 102nd Intelligence Group, Otis ANGB, Mass.
2013 - 2016 Vice Commander, 102nd Intelligence Wing, Otis ANGB, Mass.
2016 - Present Commander, 102nd Intelligence Wing, Otis ANGB, Mass.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters Combat Readiness Medal
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster National Defense Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Longevity Service with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Reserve Medal with bronze hour glass and 'M' device Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)
Air Force Training Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
American Red Cross, Cape Cod and Islands Chapter, Board Member
Greater Boston Federal Executive Board, Board Member
Cape Cod Community College Center for Graduate Education, Board Member
National Guard Association of Massachusetts, President May-April 2005
National Guard Association of Massachusetts, Executive Committee May 2002-April 2004
National Guard Association of Massachusetts, Resolutions Chairman, 2000-2002
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant September 1992
First Lieutenant September 1994
Captain September 1996
Major October 2000
Lieutenant Colonel October 2004
Colonel January 2012
(Current as of June 2016)