Senior Fellow Bios

Fraser, Douglas "Doug" - Gen, USAF (Ret)

General Douglas Fraser retired from the U.S. Air Force in January 2013 after a 37 year career.   

Since retiring, General Fraser works as Senior Fellow for the National Defense University in support of the Pinnacle, Capstone, and Keystone programs  He also works as a global security consultant with several U.S. defense companies.  In addition, he participates in security policy discussions with retired Chinese defense officials through a Yale University sponsored U.S.-China Track II Dialogue forum.  His last assignment in the U.S. armed forces was as the Commander, U.S. Southern Command, responsible for U.S. military operations in Central and South America and the Caribbean.  In this capacity, General Fraser was responsible for leading Department of Defense relief efforts following the 2010 Haiti earthquake.  

Prior to commanding U.S. Southern Command, he served as the Deputy Commander, U.S. Pacific Command from 2008-2009.  General Fraser commanded operational flying units across the U.S. Air Force at the squadron, group, and wing levels.  As a general officer, in addition to US Southern Command, he commanded the US Air Force Space Warfare Center and four different organizations in Alaska -- Alaskan Command, the Alaskan North American Defense Region, Joint Task Force Alaska, and Eleventh Air Force.  General Fraser’s staff assignments include two tours in the Pentagon, first in the Headquarters US Air Force and then for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Resources and Requirements and for the Air Force Chief of Staff.  He also served as the Executive Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii. He holds a bachelors degree in Political Science from the US Air Force Academy and a masters degree in Political Science from Auburn University.  Prior to joining the Air Force, he lived in Bogota, Colombia, graduating from high school at Colegio Nueva Granada in 1971.  He is also a graduate of the USAF Weapons School, Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and the National War College. He is a command pilot with more than 3,300 flying hours, primarily in all variants of the F-15 and the F-16. 

Business Affiliations:
Consultant -- The Boeing Company’s Phantom Works
Advisory Board Member: 
SAAB Defense and Security; Iridium Communications; Northrup Grumman Electronic Systems; Beechcraft Defense Company; and Baptist Health of South Florida

Other Affiliations: 
Trustee, USAF Academy Falcon Foundation
National Association of Corporate Directors
Orange Bowl Committee, Honorary Member
Air Force Association, Life Member
National War College Alumni Association, Life Member