Frederick H. Fleitz, Jr., before being named Chief of Staff for the National Security Council in May 2018, served as a Senior Vice President at the Center for Security Policy where he later served president. A frequent commentator on intelligence affairs for Fox News, he was a contributor for National Review Online, Geostrategy-Direct, WorldTribune.com and other media.
Mr. Fleitz had a 25-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of State, and the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He spent 19 years with the CIA focusing on CIA Weapons Intelligence, Nonproliferation, and Arms Control Center (WINPAC).
From 2001-2005, the CIA loaned Mr. Fleitz to the State Department where he served as chief of staff to Undersecretaries of State for Arms Control John Bolton (2001–2005) and Robert Joseph (2005–2006).
He specialized in WMD proliferation for the House Intelligence Committee, especially the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs.