Doug Philippone leads the global defense program for Palantir Technologies. Prior to Palantir, Doug deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan for a total of 6 deployments from 2003-2007. He commanded multiple Joint Special Operations Command outstations in support of the global war on terror. Doug ran the foreign fighter campaign on the Syrian border in 2005 to stop the flow of suicide bombers into Baghdad and helped to ensure a successful Iraqi election. As a commander, Doug ran the entire intelligence cycle: identified high-level terrorists, planned missions to kill or capture them, led the missions personally, then exploited the intelligence and evidence gathered on target to defeat broader enemy networks. He collaborated with other agencies, NGO’s, local government and law enforcement to ensure that places such as Ramadi, Iraq, turned from one of the most dangerous areas in the country to an example of progress. Doug also rebuilt schools, helped support hospitals and medical aid missions, worked with key tribal and governmental leaders to gain local consensus, and help move Iraq to self government. Doug was awarded three bronze stars with two valor awards, the joint commendation medal with valor award, as well as many other commendations for his service to the nation. Doug earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he also served as class president for two years, and received his Masters Degree in Terrorism Operations and Finance from the Naval Post Graduate School. He is also a published author on terrorism finance. Doug was medically retired from active duty in 2008 and continues his lifetime of service to the nation by serving on the board of directors for the 3/75 Ranger Assistance Foundation, a charity dedicated to helping Rangers and their families when great Americans are injured in the line of duty. In his personal time, Doug is also a State Champion competitive cyclist.
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