Colonel Douglas A. Stouffer

Col. Douglas A. Stouffer is the Commander, 911th Airlift Wing, Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania. As Installation Commander, he is the senior officer responsible for the wing mission, assets, and all assigned personnel. He commands a force of 1,429 Air Force Reserve members, 464 civilian employees, and over $2.1 billion in national assets and military hardware. The Wing provides persistent agile combat support, aeromedical evacuation, and worldwide combat airlift in the C-17 Globemaster III.

A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Colonel Stouffer received his commission through the U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1991. He earned his wings at Vance AFB, Oklahoma, as a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot in 1993. After 12 years on active duty, Colonel Stouffer transitioned to the Air Force Reserve.

His career includes assignments as Instructor Pilot, Wing Safety Officer, Flight Examiner, Director of Operations and Commander at the flight, squadron, group and wing levels. Previously, Col. Stouffer commanded the 512th Airlift Wing, an Air Force Reserve Command associate wing, Dover AFB, Delaware.

Colonel Stouffer is a command pilot with more than 6,000 flying hours, including 400 combat hours. He has flown missions in Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, NORTHERN WATCH, VIGILANT WARRIOR and provided nonflying support in Operation NOBLE EAGLE.



1991 Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, State College

1997 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

2007 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2013 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2013 Master of Arts, Christian Studies, Luther Rice Seminary, Lithonia, Ga.



1. February 1992 – March 1993, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance Air Force Base, Okla.

2. March 1993 – September 1993, KC-135 Initial Qualification Training, Castle AFB, Calif.

3. September 1993 – June 1994, KC-135 Pilot, 28th Air Refueling Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.

4. June 1994 – September 1996, KC-135 Pilot, 96th Air Refueling Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Wash.

5. September 1996 – April 1998, KC-135 Aircraft Commander, Chief of Scheduling, 96th ARS, Fairchild AFB, Wash.

6. April 1998 – September 1998, KC-135 Instructor Pilot, Chief of Scheduling, 96th ARS, Fairchild AFB, Wash.

7. February 1998 – February 1999, Student, T-1 Pilot Instructor Training, Randolph AFB, Texas

8. February 1999 – February 2001, T-1 Instructor Pilot, 32nd Flying Training Squadron, Vance AFB, Okla.

9. February 2001 – December 2002, T-1 Instructor Pilot, Wing Flight Safety Officer, 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB, Okla.

10. January 2003 – September 2008, T-1 Instructor Pilot, 5th Flying Training Squadron, Vance AFB, Okla.

(May 2005 – September 2005, Homeland Defense Tanker Planner, Tanker Airlift Control Center, Scott AFB, Ill., in support of Operation Noble Eagle)

11. October 2008 – April 2012, T-1 Instructor Pilot, Flight Examiner, Flight Commander, 5th FTS, Vance AFB, Okla.

12. May 2012 – June 2014, T-1 Instructor Pilot, Assistant Director of Operations, Director of Operations, 5th FTS, Vance AFB, Okla.

13. June 2014 – March 2016, T-1 Instructor Pilot, Commander, 5th FTS, Vance AFB, Okla.

14. March 2016 – February 2018, Commander, 916th Operations Group, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.

15. February 2018 ­– August 2021, Commander, 927th Air Refueling Wing, MacDill AFB, Fla.

16. August 2021 ­– ##, Commander, 512th Airlift Wing, Dover AFB, Del.

17. March 2024 ­– Present, Commander, 911th Airlift Wing, Pittsburgh IAP ARS, Pa.



Rating:  Command pilot

Flight hours:  More than 6,000, including 400 combat hours

Aircraft flown:  C-17, KC-135, T-1 and C-12



Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster

Aerial Achievement Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with “V” device and two silver oak leaf clusters

Combat Readiness Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster

National Defense Service Medal with bronze star

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with two bronze stars

Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze star

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

Armed Forces Reserve Medal with hourglass and “M” devices



Second Lieutenant Oct. 8, 1991

First Lieutenant Oct. 8, 1993

Captain Oct. 8, 1995

Major Aug. 1, 2002

Lieutenant Colonel Feb. 1, 2010

Colonel Jan. 28, 2016


(Current as of February 2024)