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The Board of Directors is a volunteer staff serving the mission of Warrior Flight Team, 501(c)(3).

Lt Col Doug "Dagwood" Woodley, USAF (ret)

Doug Woodley is the Warrior Flight Team Board President. A native of Pensacola, Florida, and son of a Naval Aviator, Doug was commissioned in 1999. Assigned flight training at NAS Pensacola he earned his wings in 2000 and has flown numerous military aircraft. He was carrier qualified in the EA-6B Prowler and deployed aboard the USS Nimitz and John Stennis. He has over 1800 flight hours, including 450 hours in combat operations in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He currently resides in the Washington DC area and is the narrator and coordinator for the Warrior Flight Team.


Doug uses his experience as a military officer to ensure the needs of today's veterans are well represented. As the team's media relations representative, he is able to capitalize on his experience as a published writer to raise awareness to Warrrior Flight Team's mission. He also is the voice of the Warrior Flight Team at air shows throughout the nation.  

Pat "Villain" Marsh


Pat Marsh is a native of the beaches of San Diego and the son of a career Naval Aviator. He is a business owner who has been flying since 1987, holds a commercial pilots certificate with an instrument rating and is a FAST rated formation pilot. 


He flew under contract with the Naval Test Pilot School, Patuxent River, Maryland, from 1997-2000 and has been flying airshows since 1994. Owner of the Vandy 1 black jet, he is the founder of Vandy 1 and a co-founder of Warrior Aviation. He has over 2000 flight hours in various warbirds, including L-39s and Russian Yaks.

Lt Col Dane "Fitz" Nielsen, USAF (ret)


Lt Col Dane Nielsen grew up in Brigham City, Utah, and resides in Washington D.C.  Dane is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and has over 5000 hours of flying time in numerous aircraft.  He is a Command Pilot in the U. S. Air Force stationed at Joint Base Andrews, MD.  In his final assignment, he flew the C-20B, C-37A and C-37B (military versions of the Gulfstream III, V and 550 business jets) as an instructor/evaluator pilot in the 89th Airlift Wing.   The 89th AW provides worldwide transportation to America’s leaders including the Vice President, First Lady of the United States, Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense as well as other military and diplomatic VIPs.  Prior to this assignment, Lt Col Nielsen flew aeromedical evacuation flights in the C-9, and supported combat operations in Middle East and Afghanistan flying the KC-10


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