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Brig. Gen. Patrick Lanaghan


Brigadier General Patrick L. Lanaghan serves as the Chief of Staff, Missouri Air National Guard, Jefferson City, Missouri. He administers and supervises the Missouri Air National Guard State Headquarters staff in their support to subordinate units. His leadership and oversight ensures the mission readiness of more than 2300 personnel in the Missouri Air National Guard's two wings who are poised to support community, state, and federal missions.

General Lanaghan received a direct commission into the Medical Service Corps in March 1998. He commanded the Florida Air National Guard's 125th Medical Group, providing leadership during the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He served as the commander, Joint Task Force Aid and established the first-of-its-kind 450-bed coronavirus field hospital at the Miami Beach Convention Center. He also oversaw the conversion of the field hospital to the state's first Coronavirus Hybrid Testing Site, working seamlessly with military, government, and private agencies to facilitate more than 52,000 coronavirus tests. He has also served as the Director of Staff - Air for the Missouri Air National Guard, where he was the senior Air advisor to the state's Adjutant General. General Lanaghan is a veteran of operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. Prior to his current position, the general served as the commander, 131st Medical Group, 131st Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri.

1993 Bachelor of science, Human Resource Management, Faulkner University, Montgomery, Ala.
1998 Master of science, Education, Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio
1999 Commissioned Officers Training, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2000 Health Services Administration Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2003 Squadron Officers School, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2010 Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2014 Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2016 Education Specialist Degree, Educational Leadership, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.2023 Joint Task Force Commanders Course, U.S Northern Command, Peterson Space Force Base, Co.

1. March 1998-January 2002, Medical Logistics Officer, 910th Medical Squadron, Youngstown, Ohio
2. Jan 2002-May 2005, Medical Readiness Officer, 910th Medical Squadron, Youngstown, Ohio
3. May 2005-August 2009, Administrator, 910th Medical Squadron, Youngstown, Ohio (May 2007-October 2007, Patient Liaison, 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group, Balad Air Base, Iraq)
4. July 2009-June 2010, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Coordinator, 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown, Ohio
5. June 2010-November 2012, Medical Administrative Officer, 125th Medical Group, Jacksonville, Fla.
6. November 2012-April 2016, Deputy Commander, 125th Medical Group, Jacksonville, Fla. (July 2014-April 2015, Chief of Protocol for the Chief, National Guard Bureau, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.)
7. April 2016-August 2018, Director of Staff - Air, HQ Florida Air National Guard, St. Augustine, Fla.
8. August 2018-August 2021, Commander, 125th Medical Group, Jacksonville, Fla. (March 2020-September 2020, Commander, Joint Task Force Aid, Miami Beach Fla.)
9. August 2021-March 2023, Director of Staff-Air, HQ Missouri National Guard, Jefferson City, Mo.
10. August 2022-March 2023, Commander, 131st Medical Group, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
11. March 2023-Present, Chief of Staff - Air, HQ Missouri National Guard, Jefferson City, Mo.

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal

2006 Company Grade Officer of the Year, Air Force Reserve Command Medical Service Corps

Second Lieutenant March 7, 1998
First Lieutenant March 7, 2000
Captain Oct. 1, 2002
Major April 15, 2008
Lieutenant Colonel June 7, 2012
Colonel November 12, 2016
Brigadier General March 17, 2023
(Current as of May 2023