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Rear Adm. Douglas Fears Named Trump’s Homeland Security Adviser

Douglas Fears

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Douglas Fears, formerly senior director for resilience policy at the National Security Council, has been named homeland security and counterterrorism adviser and deputy assistant to President Donald Trump.

“Fears brings more than three decades of experience across a range of vital homeland security areas including counterterrorism, cybersecurity and disaster response to the NSC,” National Security Adviser John Bolton said in a statement published Friday.

Bolton added that Fears will also serve as his point person on matters related to the NSC’s cybersecurity directorate and help coordinate disaster response interagency efforts.

Fears previously served as special assistant to the president and chief of staff to the head of the Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command.

He will succeed Tom Bossert, who resigned as homeland security adviser in April.

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