Douglas P. Krugman
Major, U.S. Marine Corps
Area of Expertise: Southeast Asia
Major Krugman graduated from Tulane University in 2001 with a double major in history and political science. He was commissioned through the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps program. After training as an infantry officer he reported to 1st Battalion 8th Marines and deployed at sea with the 26 Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in 2003 as a rifle platoon commander with service in Iraq and off the coast of Liberia. In 2004 he returned to Iraq with 1/8 as a rifle company executive officer.
After being selected for Foreign Area Officer training, Maj Krugman earned a master’s degree at the Naval Postgraduate School. He did further studies at the Department of State Foreign Service Institute and University Gadjah Mada with extensive travel through Indonesia and Southeast Asia. He also served at Headquarters Marine Corps in the National Plans Branch focused on Regional War on Terror plans for several months.
In 2008 Maj Krugman was assigned to 3d Battalion 8th Marines as Lima Company Commander, operating in Helmand Province. He later shifted to Weapons Company, deploying at sea with the 26 MEU in 2010. After going ashore in Afghanistan in January 2011 he served as the fires and effects coordinator, overseeing governance and development operations for the battalion.
Maj Krugman reported to the faculty at the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in July 2011.
He has completed the Amphibious Warfare School non-resident program and the Naval War College Command and Staff distance program in Monterey with distinction. His personal awards include the Bronze Star (second award, with combat distinguishing device), Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with combat distinguishing device), Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal (second award), and the Combat Action Ribbon (second award.)