Doug Hudson’s military career began in 1986 when he enlisted in the Maryland Army National Guard. He graduated from the Maryland Military Academy Officer Candidate School two years later and was assigned as a platoon leader with the 115th Military Police Battalion, 200th Military Police Company, in Salisbury, Md.
Doug’s active duty Army career started in 1979 with an assignment to Nuremburg, Germany, when he with an assignment to the 1st Armored Division, Division Support Command as a logistician. He oversaw the division’s multimillion dollar nutritional program during major training exercises in support of VII Corps. He is a 1985 graduate of Military Police School.
In 1991 during Operation Desert Shield/Storm, he was attached to the 800th MP Brigade where he was the forward detachment commander of a remote U.S. pre-trial confinement facility. Next, as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001, he was assigned to the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Great Lakes and Ohio River Division for Homeland Defense. He attended the USACE Security Engineering & Design School in 2002 and conducted physical security and risk assessments on sensitive Army Corps of Engineer critical facilities. Lastly, he served as company commander from 2003–2005, 3rd Battalion OSUT, 78th Division USAR. The unit company backfilled active duty drill instructors at Ft. Leonard Wood Missouri and Ft. Jackson South Carolina.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilmington University in Human Resources Management.
Doug retired as a field engineer from the Delaware Electric Cooperative in 2022. While at the Co-Op, he was responsible for designing the electrical distribution system from the substation to the house meter. This included coordinating with homeowners, business owners, and major utilities on the critical design aspects on how to relocate existing services, and other related system hardware. He also was responsible for identifying and designing back feeds for redundancy that increases system reliability and reduces outage times.
In addition to his work with the Air Mobility Command Museum Foundation, he is a member of several committees including the Governor’s Commission of Veterans Affairs. He is a member of the Military Officers Association of America, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition – Delaware Advisory Committee, the Military Interstate Compact for Military Connected Youth and their Families and The National Association for Black Veterans.
Doug lives in Magnolia with his wife of 25 years. They have two daughters; one, stationed at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., recently was promoted to senior master sergeant in the Air Force. His other daughter teaches at a local Delaware charter school.