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  • Retired Navy Captain

  • Nuclear trained Submariner and Carrier Strike Group Operations Officer in USN

  • Infrastructure lead in Ramadi Iraq

  • Commanded Aegis Destroyer, Fleet Shore Maintenance and Training Facility, and Aegis Cruiser

  • Senior Director of Operations and Maintenance for Blue Origin New Shephard Space Program

  • Vice President of Test and Launch Operations for ASTRA Space Co.

Doug enlisted in the military in 1980 and was selected for an officer program. He completed his BA in Business Administration and his MS in Public Administration, and became a naval officer, spending just under 40 years in the Navy, with 5 different commands. He retired from the Navy in 2018, then spent two years at Blue Origin as their Senior Director of Operations and Maintenance. He now works at Astra Space Co. as their Vice President Of Test and Launch Engineering and Operations. Doug is happily married, has two sons, and four grandchildren!

To learn more about Doug, you can watch his feature in the All American Leadership Interview Series:


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