Executive Officer, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361
Major Douglas Maitland Murray

Born and raised in Fort Collins, CO, Maj Mait Murray attended Officer Candidates School Platoon Leaders
Class in 2008 and 2010. In June 2011 he accepted his commission as a Second Lieutenant.

2ndLt Murray graduated from The Basic School in July 2012 on the Commanding General's Honor Roll, and
reported to NAS Pensacola, FL to begin Student Naval Aviator training. 1stLt Murray completed Primary Flight
Training in the T-34C Turbo Mentor at NAS Corpus Christi, TX, and Advanced Flight Training in the
TH-57B/C Sea Ranger at NAS Whiting Field, FL. Following winging as a Naval Aviator, 1stLt Murray
received orders to HMHT-302 at MCAS New River, NC, for Replacement Aircrew training in the CH-53E
Super Stallion.

In July 2015, Capt Murray reported to HMH-361, the “Flying Tigers” at MCAS Miramar, CA. During this tour,
he served in the Operations Department as a daily Schedule Writer, Future Operations Officer, and Current
Operations Officer. Capt Murray served as the squadron's Operations Security Program Coordinator and Equal
Opportunity Representative. With the squadron he completed a Unit Deployment to MCAS Futenma, Japan in
summer 2016. From January 2018 until February 2019, Capt Murray was assigned to VMM-166 (REIN), the
“Sea Elk,” as part of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Capt Murray served as the CH-53E representative for
the squadron's cyber/digital interoperability cell. He completed a WestPac deployment to the 7th Fleet and 5th
Fleet areas of responsibility aboard the USS Essex (LHD-2), including detachment to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq in
support of OIR. In February 2019, Capt Murray returned to HMH-361, where he served as the Current
Operations Officer.

Capt Murray reported to Expeditionary Warfare School at MCB Quantico, VA in August 2019. While at EWS,
he served as Conference Group lead, attended Dr. Williamson Murray's Seminar on War, and completed the
resident curriculum as a Distinguished Graduate.

In August 2020, Capt Murray reported to H&HS, MCAS Iwakuni, Japan. Capt Murray served as the Station's
Command Inspector General, Operations Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer. In January of 2021 he was
promoted to Major. In February 2022 he was assigned as H&HS Executive Officer. While serving with H&HS,
Maj Murray qualified as a Transport Aircraft Commander, Assistant NATOPS Instructor, and Functional Check
Pilot in the UC-12W Huron. From February to November 2022 Maj Murray completed the US Naval War
College's Naval Command and Staff Distance Education Online Program for Joint PME Phase I with Highest

In July 2023, Maj Murray reported back to HMH-361 as the Director of Safety and Standardization. After
completing refresher training at HMHT-302, Maj Murray was assigned as the squadron Operations Officer. In
April 2023 Maj Murray was assigned as the squadron Executive Officer.

Maj Murray holds a BA in French from the University of Wyoming, after graduating Magna Cum Laude and
being inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Maj Murray has accumulated more than 1900 flight hours
in various single- and multi-engine fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. His personal awards include the Navy and
Marine Corps Commendation Medal, with Gold Star in lieu of second award, and the Navy and Marine Corps
Achievement Medal.

Maj Murray has been happily married to his wife, 'Cat,' since 2014.