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05/29/2024 11:25 AM
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Doug Mastriano

Senate District 33  
Republican (Term Expires: 2024) serving Adams and Franklin Counties.

Committee Assignments

Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness , Chair
Education , Vice Chair
Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Game & Fisheries
Intergovernmental Operations
State Government

Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

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Sponsored Legislation

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Legislator. Retired military colonel and combat veteran.

Personal History

Married: Rebecca (Stewart). Children: Josiah


- 1986 Bachelor of Arts, History, Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania

- 1992 Masters Strategic Intelligence, Joint Intelligence College, Washington, DC

- 2001 Masters Airpower Theory, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL

- 2002 Masters Military Operational Art and Science, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL

- 2010 Masters Strategic Studies, US Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

- 2013 Ph.D. University of New Brunswick, Canada (Doctor of History)


Doug Mastriano is a combat veteran and the son of a career US Navy man. He retired from the U.S. Army in November 2018 after 30 years of active duty as a Colonel. Doug is an Eagle Scout and worked as a paperboy, janitor, security guard, short-order cook, pizza delivery person and dishwasher.

Doug was commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1986 and served on the Iron Curtain with the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in West Germany. While serving along the East German and Czechoslovakian borders, he witnessed the end of the Cold War and thereafter deployed to Iraq for Operation Desert Storm (1991) to liberate Kuwait. His regiment led the attack against Saddam’s elite Republican Guard forces. Doug went on to serve in Washington, DC, the 3rd Infantry Division and US Army Europe. After 9/11, Mastriano was the lead planner for the operation to invade Iraq via Turkey. He served four years with NATO and deployed three times to Afghanistan. Mastriano was the director of NATO’s Joint Intelligence Center in Afghanistan, leading 80 people from 18 nations. On his own initiative, Doug led seven relief operations to help Afghan orphans. He completed his career as a Professor of the U.S. Army War College (PAWC), Carlisle, PA, and taught Strategic Studies at the Master Degree level to the next generation of senior leaders.

Doug is a Doctor of History (PhD) and has four master’s degrees: Strategy, Strategic Intelligence, Military Operations, and Airpower. He earned a BA from Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania and was the alumnus of the year in 2009.

Published Books:
- Douglas Mastriano, Thunder in the Argonne: A New History of America’s Greatest Battle, (Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2018).
- Douglas Mastriano, Alvin York, (Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2014).
Published Security Studies:
- Project 1721: a Strategic Assessment of the Emerging Russian Approach, (Carlisle, PA, US Army War College; 2017).
- Project 1704: Russian Landpower, (Carlisle, PA, US Army War College; 2015).

Military Service

- 1986 Commissioned as an officer in the United States Army

- 1988-1990 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment (2ACR) on the Iron Curtain

- 1990-1991 2ACR for Operations Desert Shield/Storm in Iraq

- 1992-1995 Assignments in Washington, DC

- 1995-1998 229th Military Intelligence Battalion

- 1998-2000 3rd Infantry Division (Rock of the Marne)

- 2002-2005 US Army Europe

- 2005-2009 NATO (Deployments to Afghanistan 2006, 2007, 2008)

- 2009-2010 U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

- 2012-2017 Professor Army War College (PAWC), Carlisle, Pennsylvania

- Retired as Colonel in the United States Army