He previously headed the Defense Department’s “new media” strategies as a senior strategist for emerging media for DMA.
The emerging media office was created by the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review — the Pentagon’s four-year planning document — to help guide policy and procedures for an increasingly digital and connected media environment.
The Defense Media Activity offers streamlined, multimedia services for DoD and the military services.
Holt is responsible for developing communication strategies to leverage DoD’s efforts in the new and social media realm and incorporating them into more traditional efforts.
As part of his duties, Holt often briefs Senior Executive Service officials and flag officers on social media strategy.
He formerly served with DoD Press Operations Media Outreach and as a media officer for the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center.
He is a member of the Social Media for Government Transparency and Openness Program Advisory Board, the DoDTechipedia Governance Board and the PRSA National Capital Region.
Holt has prior active-duty military service with the National Guard