Douglas M. Stone (general)

Douglas M. Stone (general)

Infobox Military Person
name=Douglas M. Stone
placeofbirth=Placerville, California

caption=Major General Douglas M. Stone
allegiance=United States of America
rank=Major General
commands=2nd Battalion 23rd Marines MAGTF 4-91 Marine Corps Mobilization Command Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command and Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Task Force 134
battles=Desert Storm Iraq War
awards=Defense Superior Service Medal Legion of Merit Defense Meritorious Service Medal Meritorious Service Medal Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal Joint Service Achievement Medal Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.

Douglas M. Stone is a Major General in the United States Marine Forces Reserve. He recently relinquished the position of Deputy Commanding General, Detainee Operations, Multi-National Force-Iraq and Commander, Task Force 134, commanding all detention operations in at Camp Cropper, Camp Bucca and Camp Ashraf. He has been nominated for Lieutenant General and will soon be head of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North. [cite web
title=Abu Ghraib reformer Stone hands over command of detainee system in Iraq | date=2008-06-07 |publisher=Stars and Stripes | author=Joseph Giordono|accessdate=2008-06-12

Military career

Active duty

MG Stone was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps after graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1973. He served on active duty until 1978 holding positions of Weapons Platoon Commander, Company Executive Officer, and Battalion Assistant Operations Officer and Commanding Officer, Company A, Marine Barracks, Guam.



In 1978, MG Stone accepted a reserve commission; and over the years served in the following positions:

*Commanding Officer, Company B, 3 Battalion, 23d Marine Regiment
*Commanding Officer, Headquarters Company, 23d Marine Regiment
*Operations Officer 2 Battalion, 23d Marine Regiment
*Battalion Commander 2 Battalion 23d Marine Regiment
*Deputy Commander, Marine Augmentation Command Element, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California
*Marine Officer in Charge, Executive Support Center, Office of the Secretary of Defense (Joint Staff)
*Commanding General, Marine Corps Mobilization Command
*Deputy Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command (Mob)
*Commanding General, Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command and Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center


Prior to being activated for Operation Iraqi Freedom, MG Stone had been activated three times previously. He was activated and served with the 2 Battalion, 23d Marine Regiment in support of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. He was activated and deployed to Okinawa to command MAGTF 4-91 supporting contingency and humanitarian relief operations in the Western Pacific. From May 2003 to August 2004 he served as the U.S. Defense Representative (and CENTCOM Liaison Officer) in Islamabad, Pakistan.

pecial positions

MG Stone has served on the USMC Reserve Policy Board, the Board of Directors for the Toys for Tots Foundation, and on the Board of Advisors to the Naval Post Graduate School.

Badges and qualifications

MG Stone is a designated Naval Aerial Observer, he earned Naval Jump Wings and Scuba Pin, and was an honor graduate at Army Ranger School.

Civilian career

MG Stone held various executive management positions at major computer and electronics firms and has been CEO of three software development firms.


In addition to earning his Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Naval Academy, he earned advanced degrees from Pepperdine University, Stanford University and the U.S. Naval War College. He earned a doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.


He is married with two daughters and eight grandchildren.

ee also


*cite web
publisher = CENTCOM Public Affairs Office
date = 2007-05-09
url =
accessdate = 2007-08-12

*cite web
title = Marine to head Iraq detention center
publisher = Stars and Stripes
date = 2007-05-11
url =
accessdate = 2007-08-12

*cite web
title = Stone Assumes Command of MNF-I Detainee Operations
publisher = Multi-National Force-Iraq Public Affairs Office
date = 2007-05-09
url =
accessdate = 2007-08-12

*cite web
title = Biography BG Stone Commanding General, Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command
publisher = Marine Corps
url =
accessdate = 2007-08-12

*cite web
title = Biography MG Stone Deputy Commanding General, Detainee Operations, Multi-National Force - Iraq
publisher = Marine Corps
url =
accessdate = 2007-08-12

External links

* [ Detainee ops commander visits 402nd TF Outlaw] , Fort Bliss Monitor
* [ General Officer Announcements] , Department of Defense Public Affairs News Release
* [ Scared Straight: Iraqi Style] , Newsweek
* [,1,3038038.story?track=rss Children doing battle in Iraq] , Los Angeles Times
* [ Juvenile detainees gain second chance through Dar Al-Hikmah] , MNFI Press Release

###@@@KEY@@@###succession box |title="Deputy Commanding General (Detainee Operations) / Commanding General Task Force 134 |before= LTG John D. Gardner |years=2007-2008 |after=Rear Adm Garland Wright

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