Brigadier General David S. Doyle
Commanding General, JRTC and Fort Polk
BG David Doyle received his commission in the Infantry from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Military History. His first assignment was with 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) joining the battalion on an operational deployment to Panama.. He served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Heavy Weapons Platoon Leader, Support Platoon Leader, Support Platoon Leader, Battalion Logistics Officer, and Battalion Assistant Operations Officer.
Upon completion of the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, BG Doyle served with the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. He assumed command of Bravo Company, 2-325th AIR in March of 1999. He then served with 3rd Ranger Battalion, beginning in July of 2000, as the Battalion Civil Affairs Officer, Battalion Air Operations Officer, and commander of Bravo Company deploying to combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
After command, BG Doyle served on the Ranger Regimental staff as the Regimental Strategic Requirements Officer before attending Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in 2004. After CGSC, he returned to 3rd Ranger Battalion from 2004 to 2008 and served as Liaison Officer, Operations Officer, and Executive Officer again deploying to both Afghanistan and Iraq. He then completed the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth in 2009, prior to his assignment to the Joint Staff, in the Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell, at the Pentagon.
Following service in the Pentagon, BG Doyle served as commander of the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment from January 2010 through May of 2012. He deployed from January through April of 2010 with the 2-325th AIR in support of Operation Unified Response in Port au Prince, and again from May through December 2011 in support of Operation New Dawn.
After command, he completed the National War College in Washington, DC, between 2012 and 2013, earning recognition as a Distinguished Graduate. He then completed an assignment in 2013 as the Director of Operations, CJ3, for the NATO Special Operations Component Command – Afghanistan / Special Operations Joint Task Force – Afghanistan, serving in Kabul, Afghanistan. Following this assignment, he took command of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry); the Commando Brigade. He deployed with the Commando Brigade to Kandahar, Afghanistan and served as the Deputy Commander for Train Advise Assist Command – South.
After command in 2016, BG Doyle served with the 7th Infantry Division, Task Force Bayonet, as the Division Chief of Staff. He then served as the Commander, Operations Group, at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana from 2017 through the summer of 2018. After command, BG Doyle joined the Combined Joint Task Force, Operation Inherent Resolve in Baghdad, Iraq, as the Director of Operations, CJ3 in August of 2018. BG Doyle then served with the 82nd Airborne Division as the Deputy Commanding General - Support. He rejoined the JRTC and Fort Polk Team as the Commanding General on October 13, 2020.
His awards include the Silver Star Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, and Army Achievement Medal. He has also earned the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with arrowhead device, three Joint Meritorious Unit Awards, the Valorous Unit Award, the Afghan Campaign Ribbon with five service stars, the Iraq Campaign Ribbon with six service stars, the Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, the Humanitarian Assistance Award, the Armed Forces Services Medal and the NATO Medal with bronze service star. BG Doyle earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Air Assault Badge, Master Parachutist Badge with Bronze Service Star, Canadian Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab.
BG Doyle’s hobbies include all aspects of road cycling, literature regarding cognition and decision making, and following sports. His teams include the University of Texas Longhorns, the Dallas Cowboys, the San Antonio Spurs, and the Washington Nationals.