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Marine Forces Europe and Africa

United States Marine Corps

USAG Stuttgart, Germany
Unit Leaders
Colonel Greg Douquet

Chief of Staff, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Europe


Colonel Greg Douquet is from Burlingame California. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington in 1985 and was subsequently commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps.

After graduating from the Basic School and Naval Flight School, Colonel Douquet joined HMM-261 for his first fleet tour. While assigned to the “Raging Bulls”, he deployed twice as part of Marine Expeditionary Units and participated in Operation SHARP EDGE, evacuating non-combatants from Liberia. Colonel Douquet subsequently served in the Presidential Helicopter Squadron, HMX-1; where he was a White House Aircraft Commander and a White House Liaison Officer.

Subsequent assignments included: the 1999 United Nations Peacekeeping mission in East Timor; leading a Detachment that recovered the USS Cole and investigated the 2000 terrorist attack in Aden, Yemen; and as Lead Planner, he developed 3d Marine Air Wing’s 2001 Plan for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan.

Colonel Douquet later completed a Headquarters Marine Corps tour planning future operations in Plans, Programs and Operations (PP&O). And while on the II Marine Expeditionary Force Staff, Colonel Douquet coordinated the deployment of the first three squadrons of MV-22 Ospreys into Fleet Marine Force operations. From 2008 to 2009, Colonel Douquet Commanded H&S Battalion, MCRD Parris Island.

Colonel Douquet served two combat tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He was the lead Marine aviation planner for Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, the initial U.S. led invasion of Iraq, and also commanded an assault helicopter squadron, HMM-264, during OIF 04-06. Posted in Afghanistan from 2009-2010, Colonel Douquet directed Commander International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)’s Strategic Advisory Group.

He is a graduate of the Amphibious Warfare School, a distinguished graduate of Marine Corps Command and Staff College and School of Advanced War fighting, and the Royal College of Defense Studies. He holds Masters Degrees in Business Administration from Boston University, Military Science from Marine Corps University, and International Studies from King’s College, London, where he was a distinguished graduate. Colonel Douquet amassed nearly 4,000 mishap-free flight hours in nine different type/model aircraft, and his personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with two gold stars in lieu of third award, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal Strike/Flight Award with bronze numeral six, Navy Commendation Medal with gold star in lieu of second award, and Navy Achievement Medal with gold star in lieu of second award.