An operations leader well known for strategically leveraging his keen leadership ability to decisively execute his vision in response to challenging business outcomes, Doug Yurovich offers expertise in strategic and tactical planning, crisis management, and regulatory compliance. For the past 10 years, and specifically the last three years as the Vice President of Programs at Science Application International Corporation (SAIC), he has consistently provided on-time, on budget delivery and superior client service. As an intuitive leader, Doug fosters an environment of professional growth and empowerment. He has repeatedly applied functional knowledge, problem solving skills, and leadership capabilities to deliver impressive results.
A native of Lorain, Ohio, Doug enjoyed a distinguished military career as a US Marine where he served faithfully for 30 years until he retired. During his time in the military Doug served as the first Marine Colonel ever designated as Commander and Deputy Commander of a Navy Carrier Air Wing when he took command of Carrier Wing Nine on January 2006. In addition to this executive leadership role, Doug served as Studies Analyses Gaming Division Chief, Dominant Maneuver Division Chief for the Joint Chief of Staff, J8, in the Pentagon serving the Chairman of Joints Chief of Staff. He served as a Marine Fighter Squadron Commander, and Executive Officer of a Marine Fighter squadron flying F/A-18 Hornets in each billet.
With combat experience in Bosnia and Iraq, and a reputation for exceptional service, he has accumulated numerous awards and accolades, including the SAIC Achievement Award for Excellence in Science and Technology for Technical Collaboration, The Red River Valley Fighter Pilot Association Writing Award; the Captain Stephen Hazelrigg Award for Test Team Excellence, Strike Aircraft Test Directorate; and the William Oxley Thompson Award from the Ohio State University for Distinctive Career Excellence.
Doug’s personal Military Awards include: Defense Superior Service Medal, 2 Legions of Merit, Meritorious Service medal, Air Medal with 5 strike flight awards; 4 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, 1 with Combat V for Valor, and 2 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals. He has over 4100 total flight hours, has flown over 50 types of aircraft and has totaled 500 carrier landings, landing on six different United States Carriers. He is currently the President of the FAA Flying Club in Manassas, VA. He is also a member of the President’s Club, The Ohio State University.
Doug holds a Master of Strategic Studies form the US Army War College; a Master of Military Art and Science from Marine Corps University; Master of Science in Aviation Systems from University of Tennessee, and both a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Bachelor of Science in Education from The Ohio State University. Doug has successfully completed the United States Naval Test Pilot School and the US Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). He also has completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Organization Management focusing on leadership, with distinction, from Capella University.