Commander Everd “Doug” McCain is a native of Chico, California. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from San Diego State University in 1985. In May 1987 he received his commission from Aviation Officer Candidate School, Pensacola, Florida. His first fleet tour was with the Sea Snakes of HSL-33, where he deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He then served as a flight instructor in HT-8. Following HT-8, he served aboard the USS Kitty Hawk as the Assistant Air Operations Officer. He was then selected for FTS transition while flying with HSL-84 as a Selected Reservist. While in HSL-84, he served at the Administrative Officer and the Operations Officer. After HSL-84 was decommissioned, he transitioned airframes and squadrons to fly the SH-3 with HC-85, serving at the Administrative Officer and the Maintenance Officer.
His staff assignments include the Reserve Programs Director at NOSC North Island, and the Manpower Officer at CNRSW RCC. During his tour at CNRSW RCC, he volunteered for a year-long IA tour, serving in Baghdad, Iraq. There he was assigned to the Assessments division of Strategy, Plans, and Assessments Directorate at MNF-I, where his main priority was to write the “9010” report to Congress on “Measuring the Stability and Security in Iraq”.
Commander McCain’s personal awards include the Bronze Star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), and Navy Achievement Medal (4 awards). He also has been awarded various unit and campaign awards.
Commander McCain is married to Jennifer McCain, and they have 6 children ranging in age from 7 to 22. They are very active with outdoor activities and their church.