Doug is a 30+ year veteran of the US Army and Army Reserve. He began his
military career on active duty as a Pvt. in the Military Police Corps. He later
served on active duty again as a 1LT in the 10th Mtn. Div. (Light Infantry). During
Doug’s time in the reserve, he deployed twice: first to Bosnia in 1998 with the first
Cavalry Div. in support of the NATO Peacekeeping Mission and then again in
2003 to Iraq with the 19th MMC in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Doug served in many capacities as a soldier, starting in the military police, armor,
infantry, personnel, ordinance, and logistics. Currently, he continues to work in
logistics as a battalion commander. Doug is a recipient of the Bronze Star
Medal, a Combat Actions Badge, an Iraq Campaign Medal, a NATO Medal, along
with several others.
He is also a paid-for-life member of American Legion Post #132,
a life member of VFW Post #1256, and a life member of the Military Officers
Association of America. Doug was born in Sheboygan, WI, raised in Fond du Lac, WI, moved around a bit,
and then landed in Burnett County, WI, in 1999 where he originally served as the
4-H / Youth Development Educator for UW-Extension until starting his current
position as Veterans Service Officer on April 17, 2006, upon the retirement of Jim
Doug is married to Lynn, and has a daughter and a son, both of whom attend
Webster schools. His hobbies include hunting (deer, turkey, duck),
canoeing, camping, XC-Skiing, and rock climbing.