Douglas M. Englen

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Chief Warrant Officer Two Douglas M. Englen for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 19 October 2001, as a MH-47E Fully Mission Qualified Pilot in support of the first ground conflict of Operation Enduring Freedom. During the 13-hour period, Chief Warrant Officer Englen completed precision infiltration and exfiltration of a combat force under heavy enemy fire in zero illumination conditions and in some of the harshest terrain in the world. Through his distinctive accomplishments, Chief Warrant Officer Englen’s actions reflect great credit upon himself, the United States Army, and the Department of Defense.