Col Douglas DeWolfe
Colonel DeWolfe was accepted into the Platoon Leaders Class Program in December, 1992 and attended Officer Candidates’ School the following summer. Following graduation from Officer Candidates School in August, 1993 he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in December, 1994.
Second Lieutenant DeWolfe was ordered to active duty in June 1995 when he reported to Quantico, Virginia to attend The Basic School. Upon completion, he completed training as a Naval Aviator aboard: NAS Pensacola, FL; NAS Meridian, MS; NAS Jacksonville, FL; and NAS Oceana, VA — where he was designated an F/A-18 pilot.
In April 2000, Captain DeWolfe reported to VMFA-122 in Beaufort, SC where he served as a schedule writer, Airframes Officer, and squadron Logistics Officer while deploying twice to Iwakuni, Japan through the Unit Deployment Program.
Captain DeWolfe completed the Tactical Air Control Party course in January 2003 and immediately deployed to Kuwait where he joined 2nd Tank Battalion. After participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Captain DeWolfe joined the 2d Marine Division Staff where he served as the assistant Division Air Officer prior to returning to MCAS Beaufort, SC in November 2003.
Checking back into the Crusaders of VMFA-122, Captain DeWolfe attended the Weapons and Tactics Instructors course prior to serving as the Pilot Training Officer, and Squadron Maintenance Officer. Following his department head tour, then Major DeWolfe transferred to Marine Aircraft Group 31 to serve as the Group Weapons and Tactics Instructor.
In January 2007, Major DeWolfe deployed to Iraq for his second time and served as the 2d Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) Assistant Future Operations Officer. Upon completion of the deployment in June 2007, Major DeWolfe attended the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, KS.
After graduation, Major DeWolfe served on the staff of General James T. Conway — the 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps. At the end of his two year tour, he reported to the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing in Miramar, CA and departed for a year-long deployment to Afghanistan as a member of the International Security Assistant Force Joint Command. While deployed, Major DeWolfe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and selected for command of VMFA-122.
In May 2013, Lieutenant Colonel DeWolfe reported to Marine Aircraft Group 31 in Beaufort where he served as the Group Operations Officer for one year prior to assuming command. During his command tour, VMFA-122 deployed in support of the Unit Deployment Program. Upon relinquishing command on 1/22/2015, Lieutenant Colonel DeWolfe served as the Marine Aircraft Group 31 Executive Officer in advance of attending The National War College.
Upon graduation from The National War College, Lieutenant Colonel DeWolfe reported to HQMC, Manpower and Reserve Affairs where he served as the Aviation Lieutenant Colonels’ Monitor. After selection and promotion to Colonel, he transitioned to serve as the Aviation Colonels’ Monitor.
At the end of his tour at Manpower Management, Col DeWolfe completed F-35B conversion training at VMFAT-501 in Beaufort, SC
Colonel DeWolfe’s personal awards include the Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.