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Colonel Patrick M. Guinee is the Wing Commander, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, South Burlington, Vermont. He received his commission in 1991 from the United States Marine Corps after graduating from Officers Candidate Course, Quantico Virginia. He attended flight training at Kingsville Naval Air Station, TX. He earned his wings in 1994 and attended F/A-18 training at NAS Cecil Field, with a follow on assignment to the Fleet Marine Force and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, SC. Additional tours took him to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, MCAS Yuma, AZ, and MCAS Miramar, CA. Colonel Guinee entered the Vermont Air National Guard in April of 2003 and has served within the 134th Fighter Squadron as a Flight Commander, Assistant Director of Operations and in 2007 he was chosen to stand up the Air Sovereignty Alert Mission at Burlington International Airport where he oversaw operations until 2008. His next assignment was to the Maintenance Group where he commanded both the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the Maintenance Squadron. Those commands were divided in 2010 while he attended Harvard University as a National Security Fellow. In May of 2012, he was assigned as the 158th Maintenance Group Commander. He assumed his position as the 158th Fighter Wing Commander on 28 January 2015.
1986 Bachelor of Science, Michigan State University
1989 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University
1992 The Basic School, United States Marine Corps
1995 F/A-18C Undergraduate Pilot Training
2000 Amphibious Warfare Course, Correspondence
2001 Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Course, MAWTS-1
2005 Air Command Staff College, Correspondence
2011 Harvard, National Security Fellow, Senior Developmental Education
May 1991 - Aug 1991, Officer Candidate Course, USMC, Quantico, VA
Aug 1991 - Mar 1992, The Basic School, USMC, Quantico, VA
Jul 1992 - Feb 1993, Primary Flight Training, Corpus Christi NAS, TX
Feb 1993 - Nov 1994, Intermediate / Advanced Flight Training, Kingsville NAS, TX
Nov 1994 - Nov 1995, F/A-18 Replacement Training, Cecil NAS, FL
Nov 1995 - Dec 1996, Operations Scheduler, VMFA-115, Beaufort MCAS, SC
Jan 1997 - Jan 1998, Maintenance Divisional Officer, VMFA-115, Beaufort MCAS, SC
Mar 1997 - Jul 1998, Instructor Pilot, VMFA-115, Beaufort MCAS, SC
Jul 1998 - Jun 2000, Adversary Pilot, VMFT 401, Yuma MCAS, AZ
Jun 2000 - Jun 2002, Maintenance Officer, VMFA-314, Miramar MCAS, CA
Jun 2002 - Jan 2003, Operations Officer, VMFA-314, Miramar MCAS, CA
Apr 2003 - Nov 2003, F-16 Replacement Training Unit, Luke AFB, AZ
Nov 2003 - May 2004, F-16 Alert Pilot, 134th Fighter Squadron, South Burlington, VT
May 2005 - Aug 2006, Flight Commander, 134th Fighter Squadron, South Burlington, VT
Aug 2006 - Jul 2007, Assistant Director Operations Officer, 134th Fighter Squadron, South Burlington, VT
Jul 2007 - Feb 2008, Alert Officer in Charge, 158th Fighter Wing, South Burlington, VT
Feb 2008 - Jun 2010, Commander, 158th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, South Burlington, VT
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011, National Security Fellow, Harvard University, Boston, MA
Jul 2011 - May 2012, Commander, 158th Maintenance Squadron, South Burlington, VT
May 2012 - Jan 2015, 158th Maintenance Group Commander, South Burlington, VT
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: More than 3,200
Aircraft Flown: T-34, T-2C, A-4J, F-5E, F/A-18C, F-16C
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal
Navy/Marine Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Navy/Marine Achievement Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border with 1 oak leaf cluster
Second Lieutenant, 16 August 1991
First Lieutenant, 16 August 1993
Captain, 16 December 1994
Major, 1 May 2002
Lieutenant Colonel, 14 July 2007
Colonel, 24 May 2012

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