LtCol Douglas David Downey

Warfighting Department Head, Command & Staff College
LtCol, USMC

Contact Information

Phone: (909)-557-7285
Email: douglas.downey@usmcu.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Infantry Planning/Operations
  • Professional Military Education

Civilian Education

  • B.A. (History), The Citadel, 1995
  • M.M.S. (Master of Military Studies), Command and Staff College, 2009
  • M.S.S. (Master of Strategic Studies), U.S. Army War College’s Distance Education Program, 2017

Military Education

  • Officer Candidate School, summers of 1993 & 1994
  • The Basic School and Infantry Officers Course, 1996
  • Amphibious Warfare School Non-Resident, 2002
  • Expeditionary Warfare School, 2003
  • Command and Staff College Non-Resident, 2008
  • Command and Staff College, 2009
  • U.S. Army War College’s Distance Education Program, 2017

Major Assignments

  • Plt Cmdr, Wpns and 3d Plts, Co K, 3d Bn, 3d Mar, Kane’ohe Bay, Hi (UDP Oki)
  • Regt Anti-Armor Plt Cmdr, Combat Assault Co, 3d Mar, Kane’ohe Bay, Hi
  • XO, H&S Co, 3d Bn, 3d Mar, Kane’ohe Bay, Hi (UDP Oki)
  • Series Cmdr, XO, and Co Cmdr Co E, 2d RTBN, RTR, MCRD, Parris Island, SC
  • Ops O/HQ Co Cmdr, S-3, 2d RTBN, RTR, MCRD, Parris Island, SC
  • Co Cmdr, H&S Co, 2d Bn, 7th Mar, 29 Palms, Ca
  • Co Cmdr, Co G, 2d Bn, 7th Mar, 29 Palms, Ca (OIF)
  • Asst Ops O/Current Ops O, S-3, 7th Mar/RCT-7, 29 Palms, Ca (OIF)
  • Asst Ops O/Coyote 3A, S-3, TTECG, 29 Palms, Ca
  • XO, 1st Bn, 1st Mar, Camp Pendleton, Ca
  • Deputy Future Ops O, G-3, 1st MarDiv (FWD) (OEF)
  • Ops O/Current Ops O, G-3, 1st MarDiv (MAIN), Camp Pendleton, Ca
  • Current Ops O, G/C-3, I MEF (FWD)/RC SW (OEF)
  • Inspector & Instructor (LtCol Command), 3d Bn, 23d Mar, St. Louis, Mo
  • XO/Acting Cmdr, 1st Mar, Camp Pendleton, Ca
  • CIG/G-7, 1st MarDiv, Camp Pendleton, Ca
  • GCE Branch Head, TFSD, MCID, CDD, CD&I/MCCDC, Quantico, Va
  • Adjunct Instructor for 2d year Command & Staff CollegMarine Corps Association; The Citadel Club of Greater Washington D.C.e Non-Resident PME Sept 19-May 20

Professional Memberships

  • Marine Corps Association
  • The Citadel Club of Greater Washington D.C.

Awards and Decorations

  • 7 Meritorious Service Medals
  • 3 Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medals, 1 with the combat distinguishing device.
  • 1 Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
  • 1 Combat Action Ribbon.
  • 6 Sea Service Deployments.