WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday named Rear Admiral Douglas Fears as his homeland safety and counterterrorism adviser on the Nationwide Safety Council, the White Home mentioned.
“Doug Fears brings greater than three a long time of expertise throughout a spread of significant homeland safety areas together with counterterrorism, cybersecurity and catastrophe response to the NSC,” White Home nationwide safety adviser John Bolton mentioned in a press release.
Fears, who has spent greater than 30 years within the U.S. Coast Guard, replaces Tom Bossert, who resigned in April at Bolton’s request.
With a rank of deputy assistant to the president, his duties will embrace coordinating interagency efforts throughout catastrophe response, the White Home mentioned.
Earlier than his appointment, Fears served as particular assistant to the president and senior director for resilience coverage on the NSC, it mentioned.
Reporting by Eric Walsh; Enhancing by David Alexander