Doug Fears
Homeland Security, Technology, Counterterrorism, Latin America

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Doug is a Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Chief Operating Officer at Artis International, a company specializing in the integration of artificial intelligence and behavioral science. Prior, Doug served at The White House as the Eighth Homeland Security and Counter-Terrorism Advisor to The President and Deputy Assistant to the President. During that assignment he also served as the acting Deputy National Security Advisor for four months. In earlier National Security Council assignments, he served as the Senior Director for Resilience Policy, and Director for Central America and the Caribbean.

Doug was a ship driver in the U.S. Coast Guard having served in eight ships, including Commanding Officer for the cutters Hamilton, Diligence and Sitkinak. Other assignments included, Director, Joint Interagency Task Force South, Assistant Commandant for Response Policy, Chief of Staff, Atlantic Area, Chief of Law Enforcement, Program Reviewer, Office of Budget and Programs, and Liaison to the U.S. House of Representatives. He retired from the Coast Guard in 2022 as a Rear Admiral.

Doug is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations; his research interests include “emerging threats to global security” and the “U.S. Interagency.” He has an MPA from Harvard, MA from the U.S. Naval War College, and a BS from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.