Doug Fike attended Southlake Carroll from 1994 to 1996, where he played tennis his junior and senior year, winning district and regionals both years. As a senior, he won the state title. Doug had a 2-year record of 77-4 and was nominated Athlete of the Year by Fort Worth Star-Telegram in 1996. After graduating from Southlake, Doug attended the Air Force Academy. Doug played all four years on the Academy tennis team and was the captain his senior year in 2001. After graduation, he attended pilot training and was selected to fly the F-15 following pilot training. He has had the privilege to have flown fighters his entire 21-year career. Doug’s flying accomplishments include having over 2,000 hours in the F-15 and F-22 and being certified in the F-4, F-16, and F-18. Doug has supported contingency operations or deployed to UAE, Qatar, Iraq, Syria, Romania, Denmark, Iceland, Japan, and Guam. Doug has also been flying for Delta Airlines since 2014 and will continue to fly with Delta after his Air Force retirement. Currently, Doug is the commander of the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Georgia as a Colonel and will retire in 2023. Doug was married in 2004 to Leslie Fike, and they have four kids: Chandler (12), Landon (10), Camille (8), and Ethan (5). They live in Jacksonville, Florida, and Doug is looking forward to retiring from the Air Force and spending time volunteering at his church and kids’ schools.
November 21, 2021