Colonel Patrick L. Brady-Lee is the Deputy Commander, 97th Air Mobility Wing, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. He is responsible for the formal training of all KC-135R/T, C-17A, and KC-46A aircrews for active duty, Air National Guard and Air Reserve units, as well as multiple partner air forces from around the world. In addition, the wing simultaneously maintains a worldwide capability to support combatant commanders by deploying mission ready Airmen in support of combatant command requirements. Col Brady-Lee is a native of Altus, OK.  He earned his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 2000. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Deputy Director, Joint and NSC Matters. His previous experience includes serving as Commander, 423d Mobility Training Squadron (MTS), a CHECKMATE Airpower Strategist, and as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Col Brady-Lee is a Senior Pilot with over 2,600 flight hours, including 1225 combat hours. He has flown as a C-17A Instructor Pilot and Airdrop Aircraft Commander and as a KC-46A Pilot.


  • 2000 Bachelor of Science degree in Basic Sciences, United States Air Force Academy, CO
  • 2000 Aerospace Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
  • 2007 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 2009 Master of Aeronautical Science degree, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, McChord AFB, WA
  • 2009 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL (In Correspondence)
  • 2011 Dale Carnegie Course: Effective Communications & Human Relations/Skills For Success
  • 2013 Masters of Strategic Intelligence, National Intelligence University, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C.
  • 2014 Masters of Military Strategy, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 2017 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL (In Correspondence)
  • 2019 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 2021 Enterprise Perspective Seminar, Washington, DC


  • Sept 2000 - Sept 2003, Sortie Generation Flight Commander, 62d Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona
  • Sept 2003 - Apr 2004, Aircraft Maintenance Unit Assistant OIC, 23rd Fighter Group, Pope AFB, North Carolina
  • April 2004 - May 2005, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, Texas
  • Sept 2005 - May 2010, Executive Officer/Instructor Aircraft Commander, 62d Operations Group, McChord AFB, Washington
  • May 2010 - July 2012, Chief Wing Executive Officer/Instructor Aircraft Commander, 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, South Carolina
  • Jul 2012 - Jul 2013, IDE Student, National Intelligence University, Defense Intelligence Agency, JB Anacostia-Bolling, DC, Washington D.C.
  • Jul 2013 - Jun 2014, Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
  • Jun 2014 - Jan 2015, Airpower Strategist, HAF/A3OK (CHECKMATE), Pentagon, Washington D.C.
  • Jan 2015 - Nov 2016, Executive Officer, HAF/A3, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
    • (Deployed Oct 2015 - Oct 2016, Chief Strategist, Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air)/438 AEW, Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Nov 2016 - Jul 2018, Commander, 423d Mobility Training Squadron, JB MDL, New Jersey
  • Jul 2018 - May 2019, SDE Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
  • May 2019 - Nov 2019, Deputy Division Chief, HAF/A3OX, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
  • Nov 2019 - Jun 2021, Deputy Division Chief, HAF/A3OD, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
  • Jun 2021 - Jul 2022, Deputy Director Joint and NSC Matters, HAF/A3J, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
  • Jun 2021 - Jul 2022, Director AFFORGEN Implementation, HAF/A3O, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
  • Jul 2022 - Present, Deputy Commander, 97th Air Mobility Wing, Altus AFB, Ok


  • Rating: Senior Pilot
  • Flight hours: More than 2,600
  • Aircraft flown: T-6A, T-1/BE-400, C-17A, KC-46A


  • Bronze Star
  • Meritorious Service Medal (with three oak leaf clusters)
  • Air Medal (with seven oak leaf clusters)
  • Aerial Achievement Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal (with two oak leaf clusters)
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Iraq Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal