Admiral Doran a native of Albany, N.Y., received a Bachelor of Arts in history from Villanova University 1967. At graduation, he was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy through the Naval ROTC program. He holds a Master of Science in communication from Oklahoma University. He is also a graduate of the Indian Defense Services Staff College in Tamil Nadu, India, as well as the University of Chicago Executive Program on finance for non-finance majors.
He has served in command positions in the U.S. Navy in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. He commanded USS DeWert (FFG-45), USS Belknap (CG-26), Amphibious Forces in the US Seventh Fleet (CTF-76), the U.S. Seventh Fleet, and the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Ashore, he served as military assistant to the Vice President and Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He transitioned from the USN as the Pacific Fleet Commander in December of 2005.
Admiral Doran joined Raytheon as Navy Service Executive in 2005, and in 2006 was named president of Raytheon Asia. He has served on the board of directors of the Military Child Education Coalition, the U.S. India Business Council and the Dean's Advisory Board for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University. He retired from Raytheon in 2012 and now works as a private consultant on Defense and Asian Pacific issues.
He joined the Board of Directors of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) where he is a Life Member in October 2014. While serving on the Board of Directors of MOAA he has focused on strengthening the links between the National MOAA organization and the local Councils and Chapters.
His presentation to PACMOAA will be ""MOAA 2018 - Challenges and Opportunities".