Commander David Dy Selected for UGA’s 40 Under 40

The University of Georgia Alumni Association unveiled the 40 Under 40 Class of 2021. This program celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of successful UGA graduates under the age of 40. Named in this outstanding class is Air Force Commander David Dy.


David A. Dy
BS ’03

Franklin College of Arts and SciencesMorehead Honors College

Tuscola, Texas

Commander, 7 Operational Medical Readiness SquadronThe United States Air Force

Little Known Fact
“I’ve been deployed three times to Bangladesh, Haiti, and Niger. The most memorable site I have visited from those journeys is staring into the night sky while in the Sahara Desert in Niger. I was even able to see the Space Station journey across the sky.”

About the Honoree

Professional Experience
• Commander of the 7th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base
• Public Health Emergency Officer for Patrick Space Force Garrison and Dyess Air Force Base
• American College of Healthcare Executive’s Physician Executives Community Committee

Awards and Accolades
• 2019 Air Force Association Paul W. Myers Award, which is given to the Air Force Physician who has made the most significant contributions to the health of the men and women in the Air Force and epitomizes the dedication of selflessness and professional competence of the Air Force Medical Corps
• Certification as a Certified Physician Executive from the American Association for Physician Leadership, a distinction only three percent of Air Force Physicians achieve
• 2019 Space Force Chief Medical Officer of the Year
• 2019 Space Force Ambulatory Clinic Patient Safety Program of the Year