Colonel Doug “Goz” Gosney, USAF (retired), is the Vice President of Defense Programs for Camgian, headquartered in Starkville, Mississippi. Camgian provides national security clients with advanced sensor systems that provide real-time situational awareness in austere environments.
Doug retired from the Air Force in December 2018 after serving for more than 23 years. His final assignment was as the Commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi where he was responsible for the wing’s mission to conduct Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training for the United States Air Force and allied officers, as well as tactical training for Afghan and Lebanese pilots and aircraft maintainers in the A-29 Super Tucano at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The wing operated 244 aircraft and flew more than 55,000 sorties and 77,000 hours per year while training over 400 pilots annually with an operations and maintenance budget of $106 million and capital assets exceeding $2.3 billion.
Doug was commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at Utah State University in 1995. He graduated Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, and was operationally assigned to the B-52H. Gosney served in numerous flying squadron, group, and wing leadership positions to include: Commander of the 2d Operations Group, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana; Commander, 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota; and Executive Officer to the Commander, 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. He has deployed and/or supported numerous operations in defense of the United States. Doug is a Command Pilot with over 3,300 flight hours, including 212 combat hours, in primarily the B-52H and T-38A/C aircraft. He was qualified as an Instructor Pilot and Evaluator Pilot in both types.
Gosney was a Defense Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and completed the Executive Development programs at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Greensboro, North Carolina. He also earned master’s degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Air University, and a bachelor’s degree from Utah State University. His professional military education includes completion of Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, Joint and Combined Warfighting School, and Air War College.
Doug, and his wife, Beth, live in Columbus, Mississippi. They have been married for 29 years and counting and have two children, Hunter (25) and Ali (20). They are active in their faith and both serve in leadership positions. Doug is originally from Washington state, and Beth is from Utah, but after 24 years of frequent moves, they are very happy to have settled down in Columbus, Mississippi.