General Doug Satterfield entered the U.S. Army on Active Duty in 1974 as a Private. After achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant in the Infantry, he returned to college and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. In his last military assignment, he was the Deputy Commanding General for an Engineer Command of 12,000 Soldiers and the Wartime Engineer for the 8th U.S. Army in the Republic of Korea.
After 40 years of military duty, he retired in 2014 as a Brigadier General.
General Satterfield was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and two Bronze Star Medals. Upon his retirement, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presented him with an award for significant contributions to Army Engineering. He served overseas in 22 foreign nations and has six combat tours as a Combat Engineer.
General Satterfield is the author of several books and publications on leadership and war. He is married to Nancy Silvestri (from Brooklyn, New York), and they have four children. With his wife Nancy, they reside in Southern Jersey with their dog Bella, a Yellow Labrador Retriever.