Colonel Doug Turlip, USMC (Ret.) is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) for Anglicotech LLC. He was born in Decatur, Illinois, and was raised in Joplin, Missouri and Phoenix, Arizona. He attended Rice University on an NROTC scholarship, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Managerial Studies/Political Science. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Supply Chain and Information Systems Management from Penn State University, and an MBA in Management/Accounting from Albany State University. He is a graduate of the Air War College, Naval War College, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and Amphibious Warfare School.
Mr. Turlip is a career ground logistics officer with nearly 29 years of service. Doug’s last assignment prior to retirement was as the Force Chief of Staff for the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to this, Mr. Turlip headed the Marine Corps’ Logistics Vision and Strategy Branch at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, where he managed the Marine Corps’ logistics systems portfolio, with responsibilities for reviewing and validating emerging requirements for over 130 Marine Corps enterprise logistics information systems. He led a complex modernization initiative to revitalize logistics systems, processes and organizations across the Marine Corps, improving logistics response time by nearly 70%, and led an effort that identified 40 logistics information systems as low value or redundant systems and orchestrated their retirement. Additionally, he collaborated closely with the Acquisition Program Manager in developing the Global Combat Support System-Marine Corps (GCSS-MC), working to obtain funding and subject matter experts, while managing the requirements for this web-based Oracle e-business software solution that replaces several obsolete mainframe-based information systems.
In addition to the above, he completed command assignments with 1st and 4th Supply Battalions; staff assignments with III Marine Expeditionary Force; 1st Marine Division; Combat Service Support Group 12 (OIF-1); 1st Supply Battalion; 4th Battalion, 12th Marines; Brigade Service Support Group 1; and Marine Amphibious Unit Service Support Group 31. He also served as a senior analyst with Field Supply and Maintenance Analysis Office 2; an information systems project manager at the Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany; and a senior logistics advisor to the Royal Saudi Marines.