Colonel Sherard Dorroh is the commander of the 446th Mission Support Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. As commander, he is responsible for organizing, training, and equipping nearly 700 reservists and civilians assigned to the group. The 446th Mission Support Group is made up of five squadrons and one flight including the 446th Civil Engineer Squadron, 446th Force Support Squadron, 446th Security Forces Squadron, 36th Aerial Port Squadron, 86th Aerial Port Squadron, and 446th Logistics Readiness Flight.
Colonel Dorroh was born at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. He grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He attended the University of Texas where he joined the Air Force ROTC. He graduated with a Biology/Pre-Med degree in 1996. He has served in several command roles during his career. He joined the Air Force Reserve in 2012 where he has continued to lead and support the Air Force mission.
Prior to his current position, Colonel Dorroh served as the Commander of the 943rd Mission Support Flight in Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona.
1996 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology/Pre-Med, University of Texas at Austin, Texas
2003 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence
2009 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2009 Master Degree in Military Operational Art/Science, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2017 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
1. October 1996 – November 1997, Chief, Relocations and Employment, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.
2. November 1997 – July 1998, Chief, Career Enhancements, Hollman AFB, N.M.
3. July 1998 – May 1999, Commander, Military Personnel Flight, Hollman AFB, N.M.
4. May 1999 – Jul 1999, Plans Officer, Hollman AFB, N.M.
5. July 1999 – July 2001, Section Commander, 42nd Air Battle Control Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
6. July 2001 – September 2002, SOUTHAF Operations Center Duty Officer, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
7. September 2002 – March 2003, Deputy Chief, USSOUTHAF Operations Center, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
8. March 2003 – April 2004, Instructor, Basic Personnel Officer Course, Keesler AFB, Miss.
9. April 2004 – November 2005, Instructor Supervisor, Basic Personnel Officer Course, Keesler AFB, Miss.
10. November 2005 – May 2006, Commander, Mission Support Training Flight, Keesler AFB, Miss.
11. May 2006 - May 2009, Commander, Detachment 3 435 Mission Support Squadron, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Mons, Belgium
12. May 2009 – December 2011, Air Section Commander and Deputy Director of Manpower, Personnel and Services, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
13. April 2012 – February 2021, Commander 943d Mission Support Flight, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
14. March 2021 – Present, Commander, 446th Mission Support Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with valor and one oak leaf clusters
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long
Air Force Longevity Service Award
Air Force Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Sept. 19, 1996
First Lieutenant Sept. 19, 1998
Captain Sept. 19, 2000
Major Aug. 1, 2006
Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 1, 2013
Colonel Sept. 1, 2020
(Current as of April 2021)