MG John Doesburg
MG John C. Doesburg was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 15 May, 1947. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery.
His assignments include: Battery Executive Officer, A Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery; Brigade Chemical Officer, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division; Commander, Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division; Commander 21st Chemical Company, 82nd Airborne Division; Career Program Manager, MILPERCEN; member of the United States Negotiation Team for a Chemical Weapons Treaty, United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency; Executive Officer, U.S. Army Chemical Activity, Western Command (Johnston Island); Division Chemical Officer, 25th Infantry Division (Light); Commander, 84th Chemical Battalion; Commander, U.S. Army Chemical Activity, Pacific; Chief, Chemical and NBC Defense Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Headquarters, Department of the Army; and Director, Joint Program Office for Biological Defense.
MG Doesburg’s military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, the Chemical Officer Advanced Course, the Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Air Assault Badge and the Master Parachutist Badge.