Operations Group, Joint Readiness Training Center

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COLONEL David S. Doyle
Commander, Operations Group
Joint Readiness Training Center


COL David S. Doyle received his commission in the Infantry from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1993. His first assignment was with 2d Battalion, 502d Infantry Regiment at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Heavy Weapons Platoon Leader, Support Platoon Leader, Battalion Logistics Officer and Battalion Assistant Operations Officer.

Upon completion of the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, COL Doyle served as the Brigade Training Officer for the 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He subsequently assumed command of Bravo Company, 2d Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment.

He then served with 3d Ranger Battalion as the Battalion Civil Affairs Officer, Battalion Air Operations Officer, and commander of Bravo Company. After command, COL Doyle served on the Ranger Regimental staff as the Regimental Strategic Requirements Officer before attending Command and General Staff College.

After CGSC, he returned to Fort Benning and served as the Liaison Officer, Operations Officer, and Executive Officer for the 3d Ranger Battalion. He completed the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) at Fort Leavenworth prior to his assignment to the Joint Staff, in the Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell, at the Pentagon.

COL Doyle then served as the commander of 2d Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment and deployed with the Battalion in support of Operation Unified Response in Port au Prince, Haiti, and in support of Operation New Dawn in Iraq.

Upon completion of battalion command he attended the National War College in Washington, DC completing the course as a Distinguished Graduate in 2013. After graduation he served as the CJ3, Director of Operations, for the Special Operations Joint Task Force / NATO Special Operations Component Command in Afghanistan before assuming command of the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) in January of 2014. While in command he deployed to Kandahar Afghanistan as a member of the NATO Train Advise and Assist Command – South (TAAC-S). He joined Task Force Bayonet at Joint Base Lewis McChord as the 7th Infantry Division Chief of Staff in July of 2016.

His awards include the Silver Star Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, and the Army Achievement Medal. He has also earned the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with arrowhead device, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters, the Valorous Unit Award, the Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters, the Afghan Campaign Ribbon with five service stars, the Iraq Campaign Ribbon with six service stars, the Humanitarian Assistance Award, the Armed Forces Services Medal and the NATO Service Medal with oak leaf cluster.

COL Doyle earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Air Assault Badge, Master Parachutist Badge with Bronze Service Star, and the Ranger Tab.