Saturday, November 25, 2017
John Doolittle Joins The KAATSU Team
KAATSU Global welcomes retired Navy SEAL Captain John Doolittle as its Chief Business Development Officer. Originally from Walnut Creek, California, he graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1992 and has a Master’s Degree in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2005.
After graduation from the Air Force Academy, he received a cross commission and served as a hard-hat Dive Salvage Officer and Surface Warfare Officer with the U.S. Navy from three years in Hawaii. In 1996, he transferred to the Naval Special Warfare community and became a Navy SEAL.
From 1997 to 2002, Doolittle was assigned to Navy SEAL Team Two and served throughout Europe and Africa including a deployment in Kosovo during the 9/11 tragedy.
In 2002, he reported to Naval Special Warfare Unit Two in Germany and conducted special operations in the Baltics, Levant, Bosnia and East Africa. In 2005, he was assigned to Naval Special Warfare Unit One in Guam as an Executive Officer. In 2006, he was sent to Fallujah, Iraq in support of Special Operations Task Force West.
In 2007, he served in the U.S. Special Operations Command headquarters and was the Deputy Commander for Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force for the Arabian Peninsula in Iraq. In 2009, he commanded the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan. In 2013, he became a director for the Preservation of the Force and Family Task Force in Florida.
He has received a Bronze Star twice, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal twice.
He was first introduced to KAATSU while he was rehabilitating with injured knees and a torn bicep muscle.
Photos above show Doolittle with his graduating SEAL's class in 1996 [bottom row, far left], upon his retirement, and introducing KAATSU to men and women from various walks of life.
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