Doug Swift is an author of adventure novels and an aerospace engineer experienced with a variety of military space and defense programs. He has engineering degrees from the Air Force Academy (BS), University of Southern California (MS), and Missouri University of Science and Technology (PhD).
Doug was born and raised in Oklahoma. He and his wife, Jacquelyn, currently live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest near Mt. Rainier. They are parents to eight wonderful independent children. They love adventure and enjoy hiking, traveling, playing with the kids, reading, and learning new things.
Doug has hiked all over the world, from the top of Half Dome to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, from the crater of Mt. Fiji to the ruins of Maachu Picchu, from the outback of Australia to Stonehenge in England. Doug has jumped out of airplanes, shot a tank with an M72 LAW shoulder rocket, rode a camel alongside the pyramids of Giza, scuba dived and snorkeled at the Great Barrier Reef, trained in Taekwondo judo and boxing, journeyed to the lost city of Petra, flown solo in jet aircraft, survived POW training camp, turned off the lights at the Louvre in Paris, graduated from Army Commando Training, zip-lined amid monkeys in Costa Rica, operated mission consoles during Space Shuttle and Titan IV launches, explored Temple Mount in Jerusalem, been lost in the jungles of the Daintree Rainforest, served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, flown in B-52 bombers, and wrote a PhD dissertation on artificial intelligence. He is the author of eight novels
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