Endicott resident Matthew Dougherty retires from New York Air National Guard after 30 years of military service

New York Air National Guard Lt. Col. Matthew Dougherty, an Endicott, N.Y. resident, retired after 30 years of military service in a ceremony held at the 174th Attack Wing at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base June 6, 2022.

Dougherty enlisted in the Air Force in 1992 and served seven years as an Avionic Sensors Technician where he attained the rank of staff sergeant.

Dougherty applied for and was accepted into a competitive Enlisted Commissioning Program in 1999 when he separated from active duty and attended the Rochester Institute of Technology to pursue a degree while simultaneously attending the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program.

He received his commission in May 2002 from the ROTC program and re-entered active service with the Air Force, serving for a little over four years before joining the New York Air National Guard in December of 2006 as a traditional Guardsman.

Dougherty assumed duties as the 174th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Commander in November 2017.

While in this role, he commanded 86 personnel and was responsible for Avionics, Crew Chief and Weapons maintenance personnel on the MQ-9 RPA systems.

Prior to the 174th Maintenance Squadron Commander, Dougherty led a maintenance organization of 80 personnel responsible for MQ-9 RPA maintenance, its control systems and munitions maintenance. He directed activities and executed budget while adhering to fiscal limitations and enforcing supply discipline.

Dougherty is the recipient of the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal.

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