Who's Who of Top Executives

Jonathan Douglas

Title: Deputy Branch Head
Company: U.S. Navy
Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States

Jonathan Douglas, Deputy Branch Head at U.S. Navy, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Expeditionary Health Programs.

Between 1983 and 2007, Mr. Douglas served in the U.S. Marine Corps, advancing to the rank of lieutenant colonel before his retirement. After retiring, he held the positions of senior technical director for General Dynamics Information Technology between 2007 and 2008, technical manager for Impact Resources Inc. between 2008 and 2010, and program manager for QinetiQ between 2010 and 2013. Mr. Douglas found success as an analyst and consultant between 2013 and 2017 for companies such as General Dynamics Information Technology, Goldbelt Glacier Health Services, Engility Corporation, and Knowledge Capital Associates. He returned to the military as a civilian from 2017 to 2021 where he excelled in his role as head of the requirements analysis branch at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery for the U.S. Navy. In 2021, he maintained his involvement with the Navy, working as the deputy branch head of the expeditionary health program, where he continues today.

An exceptional scholar, Mr. Douglas has earned multiple advanced degrees. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in communication, radio, television, and digital communication from the University of Maryland. While serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he earned a diploma in military science in 2000. Just before retiring from service life, he earned his Master of Business Administration in 2006 from Touro University International. In 2011, Mr. Douglas continued his education at Trident University International and earned three degrees: a Master of Science in health science, crisis, emergency, and disaster management in 2011, followed by a Master of Science in information technology management in 2012, and lastly, a Master of Art in higher education management in 2014. 

Mr. Douglas is a highly decorated armed services veteran. Starting in 1999, he has acquired numerous medals, including the Meritorious Service Medal in 1999, the Joint Service Achievement Medal in 2001, the Second Award, Meritorious Service Medal in 2003, the Third Award, Meritorious Service Award in 2005, the Fourth Award, Meritorious Service Medal in 2007, and the Joint Service Commendation Medal in 2007. He was also recognized with the Commander’s Award from the Armed Forces Recreation Centers in 2007, and a Certificate of Appreciation from the Marine Corps Systems Command in 2010. Mr. Douglas continues to be validated for excellent work by the U.S. Navy by earning a Letter of Appreciation in 2021, and the Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 2022, both from the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Readiness and Logistics (CNO N4).

In addition to his substantial career achievements, Mr. Douglas also worked with the premier African American church, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington, D.C., where he volunteered as an adult youth leader, trustee, and one of the praise band musicians from 2013 to 2021. He also contributed to the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University as an advisory board member since 2009. Mr. Douglas believes that success requires self-sacrifice, which he continued to prove when he wrote “An Achievable Vision: Report of the Department of Defense Task Force on Mental Health,” for the Defense Health Board Task Force in 2007.

Mr. Douglas holds memberships in the Stafford Aquatics Team and Veterans of Foreign Wars. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. As a musician, he also considers music to play a monumental role in his life. Mr. Douglas also appreciates taking the time to travel as often as he can.

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