Richard (Rick) Doty (born 15 February 1950, Barton, NY) is a retired Master Sergeant who worked as a special agent for AFOSI (the Air Force Office of Special Investigations). He holds BS in Police Science from Chapman College, Orange, CA, and a MA in Public Administration from the University of New Mexico.
After his retirement from AFOSI he worked as a consultant for the Defense Intelligence Agency from Jan 91 to Mar 92. After that he started working for the New Mexico State Police in Gallup, NM, as a division patrol sergeant.
Among ufologists, Doty is a controversial figure because of his work for AFOSI, where he worked as a counter-intelligence / disinformation agent. He probably is best known for giving disinformation to Paul Bennewitz and Linda Moulton Howe, and for orchestrating a campaign to discredit Paul Bennewitz.
Rick Doty played the part of 'Falcon' in the 1988 Kodak-produced network television documentary "UFO Cover-up Live" but it is generally accepted he wasn't the 'real' Falcon of the Aviary. In an article on Grant Cameron’s web site, it is stated that the actual Falcon probably was a DIA agent with a Slavic name who died in 2001. Only Bill Moore and Greg Bishop know who this person is. (Grant Cameron / Greg Bishop). Doty on the other hand claims that Air Force Col John Barry Hennessey is the Falcon, which John Barry Hennessey denies.
Doty claims to have become a whistleblower, and has assisted Robert Collins with this book, Exempt from Disclosure.
Many ufologists still do not trust information Doty provides, because of his past.