Richard Doty is a retired Master Sergeant who worked as a special agent for AFOSI (the Air Force Office of Special Investigations). Among ufologists, Doty is a controversial figure because of his work for AFOSI, where he worked as a counter-intelligence and disinformation agent. He may be best known for giving disinformation to Paul Bennewitz and Linda Moulton Howe, and for orchestrating a campaign to discredit Paul Bennewitz. Since then, Doty has become a whistleblower, assisting Robert Collins with his book, Exempt from Disclosure. Doty has recently even worked with Moulton Howe in correlation with fellow insiders to aid disclosure.