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Brigadier General Doug Cherry

Commanding General



Brigadier General Doug Cherry is the Commanding General of the 76th Division. His career to date spans over 33 years of continuous service since his enlistment in 1983.



Prior to reporting to the 76th, he served as the Army Reserve Director of Force Management. He has held the positions of Platoon Leader three times and he commanded the 889th QM Supply Co. He was the Petroleum Supply Officer and served as the Battle Captain while assigned to the 159th Corps Support Group. Additionally he served as the water planner during the humanitarian mission to provide relief to flood victims in North Dakota.

Doug had his first assignment in Force Development as the Force Integration Officer at the 94th Regional Support Command. He went on to represent the Army Reserve as the first Army Reserve liaison to the Army National Guard. He served as the SPO Planner for the 311th COSCOM before moving back to the National Capital Region as a Requirements Staff Officer at HQDA where, among other things, he was the Army’s Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Requirements Staff Officer responsible for such notable systems as the Up-Armored HMMWV and the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle (MRAP). Doug was awarded the prestigious Pace Award by Secretary of the Army Pete Geren for leading the team that developed, built and fielded the MRAP; the system credited for saving countless lives and allowing us to turn the corner on the IEDs in Iraq.

BG Cherry holds a BS and a MS from Montana State University and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. He is a graduate of the Quartermaster Officer Basic and Advance Courses, the Petroleum Operations Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Human Factors Engineering Course, the Army Force Management School, Command and General Staff College, the Defense Strategy Course and most recently the United States Army War College.

Doug deployed to Camp Eggers, Kabul Afghanistan, as the CJ-38, Chief, Requirements Division for NATO Training Mission - Afghanistan. In that role he served as the primary advisor for the draw-down of US and coalition forces to include NATO and partner nations as well as civilian and contractor support.

BG Cherry also serves on a variety of community and volunteer organizations. He is a National Ski Patrolman and is a founding member of the Wounded Warrior Patrol. He has held various positions in ROA at the Chapter, Department and National level.