COL Douglas Ludwick, USA

Office Chief Army Reserve (OCAR), Strategic Equipping Division
Director, Strategic Equipping Division (SED)
2023 Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Conference

Colonel Douglas Ludwick is the Division Chief of Strategic Equipping Division (SED) of the Office of the Chief of the Army Reserve.  SED leads equipment procurement & modernization efforts, supports equipment life cycle resourcing at the strategic level, & ensures equipping policies, plans & programs are consistent with law & regulatory requirements.

Douglas Ludwick was commissioned in 1996 from the Pennsylvania State University Army ROTC program. LTC Ludwick was commissioned as an Army Reserve Quartermaster Officer and attended his Officer Basic Course at Fort Lee, Virginia. Upon graduation, he was assigned as the Water Platoon Leader for the 282nd Quartermaster Company in Montgomery Alabama. 

Most recently, he was the Strategy and Plans Branch Chief for the Joint Staff J8.  While assigned to the J8, LTC Ludwick completed the Army War College Distance Learning Course.  Other assignments include Mobilization Branch Chief for the Army G3/5/7. 

Prior assignments include the Army Reserve Battalion and Brigade Pre-Command Course Director and Operations Officer for the 327th Quartermaster Company in Williamsport, PA. 

In 2003, 1st Lieutenant Ludwick deployed as the Executive Officer of the 282nd Quartermaster Company which served a year in Balad, Iraq.  The 282nd provided fuel, water, operated a multi-class SSA and provided daily convoy escort within central Iraq.  In 2005, Captain Ludwick was the Support Operations Officer for the 247th Quartermaster Battalion that deployed to Kuwait. The unit served for one year in Kuwait overseeing deployment, redeployment and sustainment operations in Kuwait.  In addition to the duties of the Support Operations Officer, Captain Ludwick was the Theater Mortuary Affairs Officer overseeing 15 Mortuary Affaires Collection Points located throughout the CENTCOM AOR and the Theater Mortuary Affairs Collection Point in Kuwait.

Colonel Ludwick is a Logistics Officer and a graduate of the United States Army War College with a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies and the School of Advanced Military Studies with a Master’s Degree in Operational Arts and Science.   COL Ludwick also holds a Master’s Degree in Secondary Science Education from Auburn University and a Bio-Chemistry Degree from Penn State University. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the usual decorations expected for an officer of his service.