4 Wing Commander

Colonel Paul Doyle, MSM, CD

Colonel Paul Doyle, MSM, CD

Colonel Paul Doyle enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1991 and attended both Royal Roads Military College and the Royal Military College of Canada graduating in 1995 prior to starting pilot training at 15 Wing Moose Jaw.

On receiving his Pilot Wings in 1996, he was selected to fly the CF-188 and has flown with 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron (TAC F Sqn) at 3 Wing and with 410 Tactical Fighter (Operational Training) Squadron (410 Tac F (OT) Sqn) at 4 Wing as a line pilot, a Fighter Weapons Instructor and Flight Commander. From 2012 to 2014, Colonel Doyle was the Commanding Officer of 410 Tac F (OT) Sqn.

For staff tours, Colonel Doyle has been posted to 1 Canadian Air Division / Canadian NORAD Region in Winnipeg in the Fighter Section and was recently the Director of Fleet Readiness. He has also served at NORAD HQ at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado as the NORAD Director of Inspections and with the Commander’s Initiatives Group.

For operational experience, Colonel Doyle has flown in Europe in support of NATO operations in the Balkans from Aviano Air Force Base in Italy and across North America with NORAD for Operation NOBLE EAGLE. He has also served in a staff capacity with the 609th Air and Space Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Force Base, Qatar.

In Jul 2016, Colonel Doyle assumed command of 4 Wing Cold Lake.

Colonel Doyle was promoted to his current rank in January 2016. He is a graduate of the Joint Command and Staff Programme from the Canadian Forces College in Toronto and the USAF Air War College.