Col Philip Dorsch is the Commander, 19th Maintenance Group, 19th Airlift Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. He provides leadership and training for more than 1,100 personnel maintaining Air Mobility Command’s 31 C-130J aircraft. Colonel Dorsch also directs heavy maintenance, off-equipment maintenance & AGE support to Air Education and Training Command’s 14 C-130J aircraft and support equipment.

Col Dorsch graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science Degree and Master’s Degrees from Oklahoma University and Air Command and Staff College.  He has served in various assignments to include NATO CJ4 Director, AMC A4 staff officer, depot and operational group deputy commander, squadron commander, flag officer’s executive officer, as well as flight line and back shop maintenance positions working the A/OA-10, A-29, C-5, C-130, C-141, C-17, F-16, F-15, KC-10, KC-46 and the UH-1H aircraft.  He is a graduate of the Air Force Logistics Career Broadening Program, numerous logistics courses, an AFSO21/CPI Blackbelt and Level II Life Cycle Logistics accredited. Col Dorsch has deployed in support of several contingencies, including Operations ALLIED FORCE, NORTHERN WATCH, IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, INHERENT RESOLVE, FREEDOM’S SENTINAL and RESOLUTE SUPPORT.

1997 Bachelor of Science in Psychology, United States Air Force Academy, Colo. 2000 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2000 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2003 Master of Human Resource Management, University of Oklahoma, Okla
2007 Air Force Logistics Career Broadening Program, Level II Acquisition and Program Management Professional, Level I Test/Evaluation and System Resources, Hill AFB Utah
2010 Masters of Military Arts & Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 2012 Air War College, via correspondence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2012 Air War College, via correspondence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

1. January 1998 – September 1998, Accessories Flight Commander, 437 Maintenance Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C.
2. September 1998 – June 2000, Sortie Generation Flight Commander, 437 Aircraft Generation Squadron, Charleston, S.C.
3. June 2000 -- July 2001, Maintenance Ops Flight Commander, 51 Maintenance Operations Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea
4. July 2001 – July 2002, Maintenance Supervisor, 52 Component Maintenance Squadron, Spangdahlem AB, Germany
5. July 2002 – July 2004, Officer-In-Charge, 22 AMU, 52 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Spangdahlem AB, Germany
6. July 2004 – June 2006, Air Force Logistics Career Broadening Program, OO-ALC, Hill AFB, Utah
7. June 2006 – July 2007, Executive Officer, OO-ALC, Hill AFB, Utah
8. July 2007 – September 2008, Maintenance Operations Officer, 35 AMXS, Misawa AB, Japan
9. September 2008 – July 2009, Commander, 35 MOS, Misawa AB, Japan
10. July 2009 – July 2010, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
11. July 2010 – July 2012, Commander, 305 MXS, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
12. July 2012 – June 2015, Chief, Strategic/Tactical Airlift Sustainment, Scott AFB, Ill.
13. June 2015 – May 2019, Deputy Commander, 60 Maintenance Group, Travis AFB, Calif.
14. February 2018 – February 2019, CJ-4 Director NATO Logistics and Maintenance, Kabul, Afghanistan
15. May 2019 – August 2020, Deputy Commander, 402 Aircraft Maintenance Group, Robins AFB, Ga.
16. August 2020 – May 2021, Division Chief, Weapons System Integration Division, AFSC, Tinker AFB Okla.
17. May 2021 – June 2023, Commander, 374 MXG, Yokota AB, Japan
18. June 2023 - Present, Commander, 19 MXG, Little Rock AFB, Arkansas

A/OA-10, A-29, C-5, C-130, C-141, C-17, E-8, F-15, F-16, KC-10, KC-46, Mi-8, RQ-4 and the TH-1H

Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf cluster Joint Service Commendation Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
NATO Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Second lietuenant May 28, 1997
First Lieutenant May 28, 1999
Captain May 28, 2001
Major January 1, 2007
Lieutenant Colonel April 1, 2012
Colonel April 1, 2020

(CURRENT AS OF June 2023)