Commander Douglas W. Huggan, USN
Executive Officer, U.S. Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan
Commander Doug Huggan was born in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1995 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems. Upon commissioning from the ROTC Unit, he attended pilot training in Pensacola, FL and received his “Wings of Gold” with VT-22 in Nov 1999.
Commander Huggan completed his Junior Officer tour with the SHADOWS of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Four (VQ-4). He qualified as E-6A/B Aircraft Commander, Mission Commander, Instructor Pilot and Mission Commander Evaluator. He served as Maintenance Aircraft Division Officer, Aviation Safety Officer (ASO), and NATOPS Pilot Instructor.
In 2004, he reported to the RAF Mildenhall, U.K. to fly the C-12 in support of logistical mission throughout the Europe Theater. Then in 2006, Commander Huggan reported to the Seventh Fleet FNDF Staff and served as the S.E. Asia Country Coordinator and Exercise Officer.
In May 2008, Commander Huggan reported to the "Ironmen" of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron THREE (VQ-3) for his department head tour. During this tour, he served as Mission Commander Evaluator, Instructor Pilot, NATOPS Officer, and Maintenance Officer.
Following his Department Head tour in May 2009, CDR Huggan worked in the N35 section for the EUCOM Commander located in Stuttgart, Germany and then reported to NAF Atsugi as the Air Operations officer in Feb 2010. In April 2012, Commander Huggan assumed duties as the Executive Officer of NAF Atsugi, Japan.
Commander Huggan has accumulated over 3200 hours of flight time in seven different naval aircraft. His awards include the Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (5), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Sea Service Deployment (2), Overseas Service Ribbon (3), and other personal awards.