Col. Patrick L. Brady-Lee is the commander of the 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, California. He is responsible for leading more than 2,700 Airmen and representing the largest Reserve associate wing in the U.S. Air Force. 

The wing generates and sustains combat-ready mobility Airmen and provides mission readiness and support for the KC-10 Extender, C-5M Super Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster III, and KC-46A Pegasus aircraft for agile combat support for expeditionary joint war-fighting requirements, while administering medical care and patient transport worldwide. The wing prioritizes effective transformation into the future, the care for Airmen and families, and to actively develop Airman leadership. 

Col. Brady-Lee was commissioned through the United States Air Force Academy in 2000. Prior to his current position, he served as the deputy commander of the 97th Air Mobility Wing, and director of AFFORGEN implementation. He served as commander for 423rd Mobility Training Squadron in the role of CHECKMATE airpower strategist, and as an aircraft maintenance officer.


2000 Bachelor of Science, United States Air Force Academy, CO.
2000 Aerospace Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2009 Master of Aeronautical Science degree, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, McChord AFB,WA.
2009 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence.
2011 Dale Carnegie Course, Effective Communications and Human Relations Skills for Success.
2013 Master of Strategic Intelligence, National Intelligence University, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C.
2014 Master of Military Strategy, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2017 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence.
2019 Master of Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2021 Enterprise Perspective Seminar, Washington, D.C.



1. September 2000-September 2003, Sortie Generation Flight Commander, 62nd Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona
2. September 2003-April 2004, Aircraft Maintenance Unit Assistant OIC, 23rd Fighter Group, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina
3. April 2004-May 2005, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas
4. September 2005-May 2010, Executive Officer/Instructor Aircraft Commander, 62nd Operations Group, 
McChord Air Force Base, Washington
5. May 2010-July 2012, Chief Wing Executive Officer/Instructor Aircraft Commander, 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina
6. July 2012-July 2013, IDE Student, National Intelligence University, Defense Intelligence Agency, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C.
7. July 2013-June 2014, Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
8. June 2014-January 2015, Airpower Strategist, HAF/A3OK CHECKMATE, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
9. January 2015-November 2016, Executive Officer, HAF/A3, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
10.  Oct 2015-Oct 2016, Chief Strategist, Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air 438th AEW, Kabul, Afghanistan  
11. November 2016-July 2018, Commander, 423d Mobility Training Squadron, Joint Base Maryland, New Jersey
12. July 2018-May 2019, SDE Student, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
13. May 2019-November 2019, Deputy Division Chief, HAF/A3OX, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
14. November 2019-June 2021, Deputy Division Chief, HAF/A3OD, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
15. June 2021-December 2021, Deputy Director Joint and NSC Matters, HAF/A3J, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
16. December 2021-July 2022, Director AFFORGEN Implementation, HAF/A3O, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
17. July 2022-January 2024, Deputy Commander, 97th Air Mobility Wing, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma
18. January 2024-Present, Commander, 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, California



Rating:  Senior Pilot
Flight hours:  More than 2,800
Aircraft flown:  T-6A, T-1/BE-400, C-17A, KC-46A, KC-135R



Legion of Merit 
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal with four 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   

(Current as of January 7, 2024)