He earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice. BG Daugherty is a 2000 graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and a 2011 graduate of the United States Air Force War College with a Master of Science in strategic studies. In addition, he earned a Master of Science in business administration from Central Michigan University. During more than twenty-five years of service, BG Daugherty has commanded units at every echelon from battery to brigade, which included duty in Afghanistan, Iraq, Germany, Bosnia and Kuwait.
His awards and decorations include but are not limited to the Legions of Merit (with one oak leaf cluster), the Bronze Star Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), the Meritorious Service Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with five oak leaf clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (with five oak leaf clusters), and the Air Force Achievement Medal. He is currently serving as the Deputy Commanding General for the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado. He and his wife, Becky (Bassett)'88 are the proud parents of three children, Madeleine, Katherine, and Jacob. The Daughertys are currently stationed at Fort Carson, CO.