General Russell E. Dougherty – Career officer who – Russ Dougherty -entered the Army Air Corps during World War II. A judge advocate in the late 40’s, he left the legal world to fly bombers and refuelers. A planner in the joint arena for several tours, Russ Dougherty became the Commander-In-Chief of Strategic Air Command in 1974. During the cold war, Dougherty commanded the most lethal nuclear arsenal in the world. Russ Dougherty is a true Legend of Airpower.