Rear Adm. Douglas Perry graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and also holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from Marquette University.
He first served at sea as a division officer and Navy diver onboard USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720), executive officer/operations officer onboard Submarine NR-1, and executive officer of USS Maine (SSBN 741). His deployment experience spans the Caribbean and Mediterranean, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic and Pacific. As commanding officer of USS Pasadena (SSN 752) from October 2006 to February 2009, he led the ship on highly successful deployments to the Eastern and Western Pacific.
Perry served as commander, Submarine Development Squadron 5 where he led Submarine Force development of unmanned systems tactics and employment, and commanded the Navy’s squadron of Seawolf-Class Fast Attack submarines. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Submarine Force Atlantic Chief of Staff.
Ashore, he served as a branch chief for Director Undersea Warfare, on the Joint Staff as the Combatant Commander Joint Exercise Engagement Division Chief and subsequent chief of staff for the director of Joint Force Development; executive assistant to Commander, Submarine Forces Pacific Fleet; deputy commander, Submarine Squadron 7; congressional liaison in the Navy Office of Legislative Affairs at the Pentagon; and as a Naval ROTC instructor at Marquette University.
Perry is currently serving as the director, Joint and Fleet Operations (N3) at U.S. Fleet Forces Command.