Col. Patrick O'Sullivan

Colonel Patrick O’Sullivan is the Joint Base Lewis-McChord deputy garrison commander and commander of the 627th Air Base Group. As the JBLM deputy garrison commander, he and the JBLM Garrison commander are responsible for an organization comprised of 4,475 military and civilian personnel that supports more than 350 units and an installation population of 44,209 military, 15,240 civilian and contract employees and 54,465 family members within 414,000 acres. Along with the JBLM Garrison commander, Colonel O’Sullivan is responsible for installation management, facility maintenance and construction, environmental protection, housing, emergency management, communication systems, security and law enforcement, fire protection, dining, lodging, recreational services, human resources management, supply and vehicle fleet management.

As 627th ABG commander, Colonel O’Sullivan is responsible for organizing, training and equipping more than 800 Airmen in five squadrons and the Chaplain and Equal Opportunity offices to execute installation support at home station and provide Expeditionary Combat Support to military operations worldwide.

Colonel O’Sullivan was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania. He entered the Air Force in 1993 as a C-141B enlisted crew chief at Travis Air Force Base, California. He went on to receive his commission through Officer Training School after graduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology.

He currently has more than 25 years of active-duty service in the Air Force and has served in a variety of positions in Air Mobility Command, the Pentagon and headquarters International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). He is also a graduate of Air Mobility Command’s Phoenix Hawk leadership development program. Prior to his current position, he was the director of operations, 618th Air Operations Center, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Colonel O’Sullivan’s awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, Air Medal, with oak leaf cluster, Aerial Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster.