Jeff Douglass was commissioned a Second Lieutenant upon graduation from the University of Wisconsin on 18 May 1975. In all, his journey through 30 years of Marine Corps assignments involved 17 years active duty and 13 years reserve duty, including leadership roles at 2d Force Service Support Group; 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines; Tactical Air Command Center, Marine Air Control Group 48; Marine Air Support Squadron 6, Marine Air Control Group 48; 4th Force Service Support Group; Marine Air Group 42; 4th Civil Affairs Group; and Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps.
Highlighting the last 12 years of his Marine Corps career, Jeff served in active duty roles as a Marine Corps Public Affairs and Civil Affairs Officer. He was responsible for effects-based communication in settings ranging from individual Marine Corps units to high visibility, international counter narcotics operations. During 1999, he deployed to Bosnia y Herzegovina as the Officer in Charge of the 4th Civil Affairs Group – Bosnia Detachment and Operations Officer for the Combined Joint Civil Military Cooperation Task Force, NATO Stabilization Forces. There, he and his team supported United Nations and NATO programs to rebuild commerce, health, infrastructure, stability and growth within post-war Bosnia.
Upon his return from Bosnia, Colonel Douglass reported under Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps and continued to lead communication through a series of public affairs assignments. In 2000, he was assigned as the Marine Corps Liaison to the White House, where he developed and executed a Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs public affairs campaign for President Clinton. After his White House assignment, he served as Chief of Staff for the Korean War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Committee, and then as Director of Operations for the WWII 60th Anniversary Commemoration Committee.
In 2006, Jeff joined the firm Booz Allen Hamilton and presently leads business operations as a Senior Associate. With extensive experience in government, non-profit and corporate sectors, he maintains an exceptional level of quality delivering and managing effects-based communication (strategic communication, public affairs, information operations), change management, organizational efficiency, business development, and program management for clients throughout the world.
His past and present Booz Allen client portfolios include delivery in all military departments and all Joint Combatant Commands, the Defense Health Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, Director of National Intelligence, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Department of Homeland Security, international organizations (United Nations and North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and commercial clients. His geographic span of client support includes Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia.
Prior to Booz Allen Hamilton, Jeff was employed as a Communication Program Manager by Akima Global Technology, assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Office of Science and Technology. Before Akima, he was employed by L3 Communications, Inc. as a Senior Communications Strategist in the Strategic Planning Division, US Army Office of Chief of Public Affairs.
Jeff’s academic and professional engagements reflect several areas of interest. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business (certificate: Change Management Advanced Practitioner), a graduate of the Defense Information School, and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin (Bachelor of Arts).
His additional professional activities include appointment as Assistant Adjunct Professor of Preventive
Medicine/Biometrics (Communication), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and numerous public speaking and lecture engagements relating to communication (i.e., Public Relations Society of America, National Defense University, National Interagency Counter-narcotics Institute).