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Colonel Patrick Shope is the Air Force Reserve Advisor to the commander, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. He advises the commander and the AETC staff on all matters relating to the Air Force Reserve. He serves as a liaison between AETC and Air Force Reserve Command, 4th Air Force, 10th Air Force, 22nd Air Force and the wings within AFRC.

Colonel Shope received his commission as a distinguished graduate from the United States Air Force Academy in 1989. He completed pilot training at Reese Air Force Base, Texas, served as a T-38 instructor pilot and was selected as T-1A initial cadre. Following his training tour, Colonel Shope transitioned to the mobility arena and served as a flight commander, safety officer, group executive officer, assistant director of operations and examiner/instructor pilot. He has served in staff assignments at the Balkans Air Operations Center and Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command. Prior to his current position, Colonel Shope was Deputy Chief, Current Operations Division, Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command, where he led a 32-person staff to direct 430 reserve aircraft and 1,400 aircrews from 41 operational units flying over 190,000 hours annually.

Colonel Shope joined the Air Force Reserve in 1998. He is a command pilot with more than 4,700 flight hours including 330 combat hours in Operations Northern/Southern Watch, Joint Guard, Joint Endeavor, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.

1989 Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Distinguished Graduate, United States Air Force Academy, Colo.
1994 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1996 U. S..Air Force Aviation Safety Officer School, Distinguished Graduate, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
1997 Master of Science degree in Engineering, summa cum laude, Texas Tech University, Lubbock 
2002 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence)
2004 Contingency War Planning Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005 Joint Military Operations Course, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
2006 Air War College (correspondence)
2010 AFSO21 Green Belt and Senior Leader course, Robins AFB, Ga.

1. August 1989 - August 1990, student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Reese AFB, Texas
2. September 1990 - February 1991, T-38 Pilot Instructor Training, Randolph AFB, Texas
3. March 1991 - September 1992, T-38 Instructor Pilot and Squadron Scheduler, Reese AFB, Texas
4. October1992 - October 1994, T-1A Instructor Pilot, Runway Supervisory Unit Controller, Assistant Flight Commander, and Functional Check Flight Pilot Reese AFB, Texas
5. November 1994 - January 1995, C-5 Aircraft Commander/Air Refueling Qualification Training, AltusAFB, Okla.
6. February 1995 - June 1996, C-5 Aircraft Commander, Assistant Flight Commander, and Safety Officer, Dover AFB, Del.
7. July 1996 - November 1996, Air Mobility Control Team, Execution Cell, Balkans Air Operations Center, Vicenza, Italy
8. December 1996 - July 1997, C-5 Instructor Pilot and Flight Commander, Dover AFB, Del.
9. August 1997 - October 1997, Combat Search and Rescue Mission Planner, Joint Special Operations Task Force II, San Vito Air Station, Italy
10. November 1997 - February 2002, C-5 Examiner Pilot, Operations Group Executive Officer, Flight Commander, and Deployed Mission Commander, Dover AFB, Del.
11. March 2002 - December 2004, Chief, Strategic Airlift Operations, then Chief, Air Operations Branch, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
12. January 2005 - July 2007, Chief, Commander's Action Group, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
13. August 2007 - December 2007, Assistant Director of Operations, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Southwest Asia
14. December 2007 - Janusary 2011, Deputy Chief, Current Operations Division, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
15. February 2011 - present, Air Force Reserve Advisor to the commander, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio- Randolph, Texas

Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 4,700 with 330 combat hours
Aircraft flown: T-38, T-1A, C-5A/B, and C-17A

Meritorious Service Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with bronze oak leaf
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Combat Readiness Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with bronze star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze service star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with "M" device

Air Force Academy Association of Graduates
Reserve Officer Association
Airlift Tanker Association

Second Lieutenant  May 31, 1989
First Lieutenant  May 31, 1991
Captain  May 31, 1993
Major  April 30, 2001
Lieutenant Colonel  August 18, 2005
Colonel  October 1, 2010

(Current as of March 2013)