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CAPT Douglas Cole

Chief Staff Officer, Amphibious Squadron ONE (CPR 1)

30 September 2022
Captain Douglas Cole
Captain Douglas Cole
Captain Douglas Cole
Captain Douglas Cole
Captain Douglas Cole
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VIRIN: 240410-N-N0831-0005
Captain Douglas Cole is a 1988 graduate of Vinita High School.  He reported to Recruit Training Command San Diego in October 1988.  After recruit training, he completed Interior Communications Electrician “A” school in July 1989. 

He served as an Interior Communications Electrician in USS JOHN RODGERS (DD 983), USS DAHLGREN (DDG 43), USS BRISCOE (DD 977), USS DEFENDER (MCM 2), SIMA Mayport, and USS O’BANNON (DD 987) from August 1989 to May 1999. He selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program in December 1998 and attended the University of North Florida from August 1999 to May 2001. Upon graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Statistics, he received his commission as an Ensign.

Doug served his division officer tour on USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58) as the Damage Control Assistant. His post division officer shore tour was at Navy Recruiting District Jacksonville where he was an Officer Recruiter and Legal Officer.

After completing Department Head School, he served as the Engineering Officer aboard USS JAMES E WILLIAMS (DDG 95) and USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53).

After his department head assignments, Doug served as the Future Operations Officer on the staff of Naval Surface Forces Atlantic, as Auxiliaries Officer on USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 75), and the Surface Division Head at the Naval Safety Center. 

After screening for XO/CO fleet-up, he completed a successful tour as Executive / Commanding Officer tour at Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron THREE in July 2022. Doug is currently serving as the Chief Staff Officer of Amphibious Squadron ONE in San Diego, CA.

His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (8 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 awards), and various campaign and service awards.



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