|CAPT Jake B. Douglas
Captain Jake Douglas, a native of Palestine, TX, enlisted in the Navy in 1984 as a Firecontrol Technician. In 1996 CAPT Douglas was commissioned an ensign in the Limited Duty Officer (LDO) Program and in 1999 converted from LDO to Unrestricted Surface Line Officer. CAPT Douglas is a graduate of Southern Illinois University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and the Naval War College in Newport, RI where he earned a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.
CAPT Douglas’ sea duty assignments include USS BELKNAP (CG 26) as a Terrier Missile Systems Technician, USS O’BRIEN (DD 975) as a Close In Weapons System Technician, USS FORD (FFG 54) as Electronics Material Officer, PCU/USS HOWARD (DDG 83) as Operations Officer, USS YORKTOWN (CG 48) as Operations Officer, USS MOMSEN (DDG 92) as Executive Officer, Destroyer Squadron Fifty as Chief Staff Officer, USS DEWEY (DDG 105) as Commanding Officer and Patrol Coastal Squadron ONE as Commodore.
CAPT Douglas has served ashore at Navy Training Center Great Lakes as a Firecontrol “A” School instructor, Tactical Training Group Pacific in San Diego, CA as an instructor for surface warfare tactics and planning, and Naval Surface Forces Pacific as Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for readiness and training.
CAPT Douglas’ awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with three gold stars, Navy Commendation Medal with four gold stars, the Navy Achievement Medal with five gold stars and various campaign and service medals.