Welcome Our New Member - Douglas L. Ramsdell
The son of a First-Class Machinist Mate, LCDR Douglas Ramsdell was born at Roosevelt Roads Naval Station, Puerto Rico in 1962. He was raised in Cantonment, FL and graduated from J.M. Tate High School in 1980. He has an MBA in Business Administration from Averett College, a BS in Business Management from Troy State University, and completed MA in National Security Studies from the Naval War College.
Doug enlisted in the U.S. Navy as an Airman and completed Aviation Electronics Technician “A” and “C” schools at Naval Aviation Technical Training Center (NATTC), Memphis, TN in 1981. He also completed Naval Aircrewman Candidate School, at Pensacola, FL in 1982.
He reported to Patrol Squadron Forty-Eight (VP-48) in Moffett Field, CA, where he served as an Inflight Technician on the P-3 Orion aircraft. During his tour, he completed multiple deployments throughout Asia Pacific, Northern Africa, and the Middle East. Completing his Sea Tour, Doug reported to the Naval Aviation Depot (NADEP) in Pensacola, FL. There he served as a Flight Test Crew Chief on the H-3 Sea King, H-53 Sea Stallion, H-60 Sea Hawk, and AH-1W Cobra helicopters. In addition, he served as a Co-pilot for the T-2 Buckeye and A-4 Skyhawk aircraft. Doug completed his active-duty service obligation in 1990, attaining ~10,000 flight hours.
Doug joined the private industry and served in various capacities to include Analyst, Program Manager, and Site Lead for Defense Contractors in the Government Sector. Major Commands supported include Central Command (CENTCOM), Africa Command (AFRICOM), and the Special Operations Command (SOCOM).
After a ~13-yr hiatus, Doug re-enlisted in the Naval Reserves as an Intelligence Specialist and affiliated with Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in New Orleans, LA in 2003. He was commissioned through the Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) / Limited Duty Officer (LDO) Program as an Intelligence Officer (6455/6835) in 2009; after which he laterally transferred to the Information Warfare (IW) Community as a Special Duty Officer, Intelligence (1835) in 2013.
Doug was deployed to Afghanistan (twice) culminating in 36-mos Boots on Ground. Further, he has been on active duty since 2104 and is soon retiring after 28-yrs active service. His assignments include: Joint Intelligence Task Force – Counter Terrorism (JITF-CT), New Orleans, LA; US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Tampa FL; Joint Special Operations Command – Strike Force (JSOC – STRK), Afghanistan; Coastal Riverine Squadron Ten (CORIVRON TEN), NAS Jacksonville, FL; Office of the Under Secretary for Intelligence (OUSDI); Washington, DC; and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Contingency Response Field Office (CRFO), Glynco, GA.
LCDR Ramsdell’s personal awards include the Joint Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, various campaigns, unit, and service awards. He is a qualified Information Warfare Officer, Anti-Terrorism Officer, Naval Aircrewman, Air Warfare Specialist and earned the Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge.
LCDR Ramsdell has three adult children, Kristen, Shannon, and Ryan, and resides with his wife Terri in Pensacola, FL.
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