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CAPT Douglas Perry

Captain Douglas “Doug” Perry currently serves as Chief of Staff to Commander, Submarine Forces and Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic. As Chief of Staff, he is responsible to the Commander for all U.S. submarines home ported on the Atlantic Coast, as well as supporting shore activities.

Captain Perry first served at sea as a Division Officer onboard USS PITTSBURGH (SSN 720), Executive Officer/Operations Officer onboard SUBMARINE NR-1, Executive Officer of USS MAINE SSBN 741 (Gold), and Commanding Officer of USS PASADENA (SSN 752). His deployment experience spans the Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas, the Gulf of Mexico, and the broad expanses of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans while also qualifying as a U.S. Navy Diver in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Ashore, Captain Perry has served as Commander, Submarine Development Squadron Five, as Deputy Commander, Submarine Squadron Seven, on the OPNAV staff as Undersea Influence Branch Chief for Director Undersea Warfare (N97), on the Joint Staff as the Combatant Commander Joint Exercise Engagement Division Chief, Chief of Staff for the Director of Joint Force Development (JS J7), Executive Assistant to Commander, Submarine Forces Pacific Fleet, Congressional Liaison in the Navy Office of Legislative Affairs at the Pentagon, and as a Naval ROTC Instructor at Marquette University.

The son of a Cold War submariner, he grew up in Alexandria, Virginia and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and also holds a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Marquette University.

While serving as a NROTC instructor and earning his master’s degree in civil engineering at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he met his wife, the former JoAnne Elizabeth Garner of Mishawaka, Indiana. Captain and Mrs. JoAnne Perry have three daughters, Madeline (15), Elizabeth (14), and Georgia (8).