Brig. Gen., USA, Retired
CEO of Monterey Technologies, Inc.
Doug Cherry is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors for Monterey Technologies Inc. (MTI). Before assuming the position of CEO, Doug served briefly as MTI’s Director of Engineering and Contract Services.
Prior to joining MTI full time on October 1, 2020, Doug was a career Army Officer retiring as a Brigadier General after 37-years of service in a combination of enlisted and commissioned time, active duty and reserve service. Doug split his time between operational assignments – including deployments – and Force Management assignments which included organizational, material, and training development.
Doug served as the Army’s Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Requirements Staff Officer and Focused Logistics Branch Chief in the Army’s G-3/5/7 at the Pentagon. In this assignment he was responsible for the requirements and development of such notable systems as the Up-armored HMMWV, the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, Joint High-Speed Vessel, and the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle, for which he was presented the prestigious Pace Award from the Secretary of the Army. Doug’s expertise on the MRAP’s procurement process plays a significant role in MTI’s current internal processes.
From 2012 to 2016, Doug was the Director of Force Management for the Army Reserve. In this role he was the primary Organizational Change Manager for the Army Reserve; a force of over 200,000 Soldiers and Civilians. He was responsible for the development and execution of Army Reserve manpower/force management policies, directives, and budgets. He integrated the Army Reserve into the Department of Defense planning, programming, and budgeting systems for resourcing, manning, equipping, modernization and life cycle management and stationing of assets. He represented the Chief, Army Reserve at critical forums such as Total Army Analysis, force/manpower feasibility reviews, Quadrennial Defense Reviews, and the Army Command Plan. He managed the full-time support program, the largest program in the Army Reserve at $2.5B annually. Doug developed the design for the 195,000 Soldier force and led the team that developed and implemented a standard organizational design for command and control headquarters that created a more efficient organization while preserving resources for investment in critical operational forces.
In his final assignment, Doug commanded the 76th Division (Operational Response) with nearly 7,000 Soldiers and Civilians spread across the globe. In addition to his three brigades, 10 battalions, and 44-line companies, he also commanded 16 specialized units including our nation’s only Consequence Management Unit and the Army’s 2nd Space Bn. He had oversight of the Army Reserve Elements in the Combatant Commands and Defense Support Agencies, to include US Special Operations Command and the Defense Logistics Agency. As the Commander of the 76th, he was also responsible for the Emergency Preparedness Liaison Offices in all 10 FEMA regions and in every state. Throughout this assignment, he was dual-hatted as the Commander of Task Force 76 for US Army North with the mission to be prepared to respond to domestic disasters within 96-hours. Notably, his unit was activated as Task Force West to support our whole of nation response to the COVID-19 pandemic where he served as Commander directing and overseeing field hospital setup across the 12 states in the three western FEMA regions (less AK).
Doug has extensive organizational and material development experience and has successfully led military and civilian organizations from well established companies to start-ups.
DOUG CHERRY MEDIA ENGAGEMENTS
May 28, 2018 – Spoke during the Memorial Day Event at the Fort Douglas Cemetery. Also gave an interview with local TV news crew following the event.
March 28, 2020 – Was one of several VIPs including Washington Governor Jay Inslee, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, who spoke during an official press conference announcing the opening of the field hospital at CenturyLink Field. Numerous TV and print media outlets were present including the Seattle Times, Getty Images, KING 5 and KIRO 7.
April 10, 2020 – Conducted an interview with Dan Springer (Fox News) – Seattle, WA about the Field Hospital setup at CenturyLink Field and the hospital now closing.
April 21, 2020 – Conducted a radio media tour with six radio stations across the country, to discuss the Army Reserve role in the COVID-19 response (highlighting some success stories seen firsthand), as well as touching on the Army Reserve’s birthday being in April.