Col Dave Dotterrer


Ret. Colonel David G. Dotterrer



Dave was born in Everett, Washington and grew up in Eugene, Oregon.  In 1973 he graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Business Administration and received his commission in the United States Marine Corps through the ROTC program.

Military Career: Colonel Dotterrer has a Masters of Military Arts and Science in Military History and a Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies.  He has served at Headquarters, Marine Corps in Washington, D.C. as a Strategic Plans Officer in the Plans Division of the Plans, Policies and Operations Department and served as the Future Operations Officer, G-3 Division.  He also served as the Commanding Officer of 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company and as Commanding Officer and Director of the Marine Corps Institute. In July 1997 he was assigned again to the Plans, Policies and Operations (PP&O) Department of Headquarters, Marine Corps and in January 1998 he was assigned as the Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy where he served until March 1999. Colonel Dotterrer retired in January 2001 with over 27 years of service as a Marine and currently resides in Ashland Oregon.

Since retirement, Colonel Dotterrer has consulted with Science Applications International Corporation, the largest employee-owned research and engineering company in the United States.  He has served on the Ashland City Planning Commission, the Jackson County Veteran’s Advisory Committee, the National Board of Directors of the Young Marine Program, and served on the Rotary Club Board.   He currently serves as a Legislative Assistant to State Rep. Dennis Richardson and works with the legislators in both the Senate and House caucuses.

Dave is a candidate for State Senate District #3.




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