WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump appointed Rear Admiral Douglas Fears as his new homeland security and counter-terrorism adviser on Friday, according to the White House.
Fears replaces Tom Bossert, who was ousted from the White House in early April when Trump’s new national security adviser John Bolton took office. Bolton fired Bossert in an effort to reorganize the National Security Council and assert his control over the new team.
“Doug 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,” Bolton said in a statementreleased by the White House on Friday.
Feature photo: Capt. Doug Fears, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, addresses the crew and audience at a commissioning ceremony in 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann.
Disclaimer: News articles on this site may contain opinions of the author, and if opinion, may not necessarily reflect the views of the site itself or the views of the owners of NewsLI.com, Long Island Media Inc., or Long Island Exchange®. For more information on our editorial policies please view our terms of service.