Lieutenant Colonel DOUGLAS F. FRANKLIN

In 1988, Lt Col Franklin enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served as a Marine Security Guard and in the infantry as a specialist in anti-armor and demolitions. He earned the Combat Action Ribbon as a member of Task Force Ripper during Operation Desert Storm. Upon completion of his enlistment, he entered college and joined the Maine Air National Guard as a Combat Arms Training and Maintenance Instructor. In 2000, this AFSC was combined with Security Forces. Lt Col Franklin became active in the Phoenix Raven Program and holds Raven number 814.

In 2004, Lt Col Franklin was selected for a commission as a Logistics Readiness Officer and graduated from the Academy of Military Science in Knoxville, TN. In 2005, he graduated the Logistics Readiness Officers Course at Lackland AFB, TX. Lt Col Franklin has deployed numerous times in various capacities in both enlisted and officer roles in support of Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom. In 2014, he joined the 101 ARW Inspector General’s Office and served in several positions until 2019 when he was assigned as the Commander of 101st Security Forces Squadron. In 2020, he was selected to serve as Deputy Commander of the 101st Mission Support Group and in 2024 he assumed Command of the 101st Mission Support Group.

In December of 2016, Lt Col Franklin retired from the Maine State Police after nearly 24 years of service, performing rural patrol and firearms instructor duties. Additionally, Lt Col Franklin has extensive training in Emergency Management and served on the Maine State Police Incident Management Assistance Team as the Logistics Section Chief. Lt Col Franklin is a graduate of Husson College in Bangor, Maine and a native of Newport, Maine where he currently resides with his wife Diane and two sons, Andrew and Zachary.

EDUCATION 1989 - USMC School of Infantry, Camp Pendleton, CA

1989 – Marine Security Guard School, Mare Island Naval Base, CA

1994 - Maine Criminal Justice Academy, Waterville, ME

1996 - Maine State Police Academy, Waterville, ME

1999 - Airman Leadership School, Nashville, TN

2000 - Associate of Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL

2001 - Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Husson College, Bangor, ME

2002 - Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (Correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL

2004 – Academy of Military Science, Knoxville, TN

2005 – Logistics Readiness Officers Course, Lackland AFB, TX EDUCATION Cont’d

2012 - Squadron Officer School (Correspondence) Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL

2015 - Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence) Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL

2015 - Master’s Degree in Military Science (Correspondence) Air University Maxwell AFB, AL.

2015 – Intermediate Development Course (Squadron Officer Commanders Course) ANGRC at Andrews AFB, MD.

2019 – Air War College (Correspondence) Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL.


1. October 1988 to January 1989 – Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC

2. January 1989 to March 1989 – School of Infantry, Camp Pendleton, CA

3. March 1989 to June 1989 – Marine Security Guard School, Mare Island, CA

4. June 1989 to June 1990 – Marine Security Guard, Naval Submarine Base Bangor, Silverdale, WA

5. June 1990 to September 1992 – Anti-Armor and Demolitions (0351), WPNS Co. 1st BN 5th MAR, Camp Pendleton, CA

6. March 1994 to March 2004 – Security, LE, CATM, and Phoenix Raven Programs, 101st Security Forces Squadron, Bangor, ME

7. March 2004 to February 2014 – Logistics Readiness Officer, 101st Logistics Readiness Squadron, Bangor, ME

8. February 2014 to December 2015 – Director, Complaints Resolution, 101st Inspector General’s Office, Bangor, ME

9. December 2015 to June 2016 –Commander (Interim), 101st Security Forces, Bangor, ME

10. June 2016 to October 2016 – Director, Complaints Resolution, 101st Inspector General’s Office, Bangor, ME

11. October 2016 to September 2018 – Director of Inspections, 101st Inspector General’s Office, Bangor, ME

12. September 2018 to June 2019 – Inspector General, 101st Inspector General’s Office, Bangor, ME

13. June 2019 to August 2020 – Commander, 101st Security Forces Squadron, Bangor, ME

14. August 2020 to January 2024 – Deputy Commander, 101st Mission Support Group, Bangor, ME

15. January 2024 to Present – Commander, 101st Mission Support Group, Bangor, ME


Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal

Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon


2002 Guard member of the month

2001 Summa cum laude, Bachelor of Science, Husson College


National Guard Association of the United States

Veterans of Foreign Wars American Legion

Maine State Police Troopers Retiree Association

International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors


Private First-Class Oct. 4, 1988

Lance Corporal April 1. 1990

Airman First Class, Mar. 4, 1995

Senior Airman, Sept. 11, 1997

Staff Sergeant, Nov. 19, 1999

Technical Sergeant, Apr. 24, 2002

Second Lieutenant June 25, 2004

First Lieutenant June 25, 2006

Captain, June 25, 2008

Major, June 26, 2012

Lieutenant Colonel, June 21, 2017

(Current as of January 2024)