CoAspire’s Founder and CEO
Doug has had a very successful career as a naval officer, industry executive, consultant, lobbyist, technology innovator and entrepreneur.
Doug served as a naval flight officer flying in the backseat of the F-14 Tomcat as a Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) and F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft as a Weapon Systems Officer (WSO). He was a TOPGUN instructor and commanded a Tomcat and Super Hornet Squadron. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for valor in combat. Doug worked for the Joint Staff in the Pentagon, Senator McCain as a Military Legislative Fellow, and as a Special Assistant and Legislative Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Upon leaving active duty, Doug worked for The Boeing Company selling and lobbying for additional F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growler aircraft. Doug ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2008. In 2009, Doug was hired by MBDA Inc., the US subsidiary of MBDA, a global tactical missile company where Doug spent six years as the VP in charge of all US Business Development, Communications and Lobbying activities. He was a member of the Board of Directors.
In May, 2015, Doug left MBDA, Inc. to build CoAspire into a premier company specializing in the federal space with expertise in Aerospace and Defense, IT Services, Software, Hardware and Cyber, Government Relations and Business Development. He and his company have extensive expertise in tactical missiles.
Doug has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the US Naval Academy, an MA in National Security Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He is a certified cybersecurity professional holding a CompTIA Security+ certification.
As a volunteer, Doug is the president of the Navy League's National Capital Council, a National Director for the Navy League, a member of the Scarlet and Gold Committee for the U.S. Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and on the Leadership Committee for United Through Reading's Tribute to Military Families.