Leominster, MA, June 12th, 2021 Doug Wood was elected State Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Massachusetts at its 101st State Convention which was held at the Doubletree in Leominster, MA. Doug Wood joined the Navy in 1981 after completing 1 year at Southeastern Massachusetts University. Upon completion of Naval Nuclear Power School and Nuclear Power Training Unit, he was ordered to USS Tinosa (SSN-606) where earned his Silver Dolphins. In 1986, he was assigned as an instructor at the Nuclear Power Training Unit, also completing Engineering Watch Supervisor qualification. In 1990 he was assigned to USS George Washington Carver (SSBN-656B), completing 2 strategic deterrent patrols, earning the Strategic Deterrent Patrol Pin. His next assignment was USS Philadelphia (SSN-690). After making 1 deployment, the ship was sent for refueling, where he was the refueling supervisor. His following commands include Commissioning crew of USS Seawolf (SSN-21), Historic Ship Nautilus, and USS Connecticut (SSN-22). His awards include Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal (5 Awards), Navy Expeditionary Medal, Sea Service Medal, and Arctic Service Medal. He retired from the Navy in 2001. Doug joined VFW Post 4485, Somersworth, NH in 1992. He has served as a Post Adjutant, Judge Advocate, Quartermaster and Senior Vice Commander. He is currently the Adjutant of Westford Post 6539. He has served as District 15 Adjutant and District 15 Commander in 2017-18 where he was an All State District and Massachusetts District of the Year. Doug has served in all the department leadership positions. Doug reside in Littleton, MA.
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