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Trevor Hough

Trevor Hough

The Middle East, International Affairs, National Security Technology
U.S. Army

Colonel Trevor Hough is a national security policy executive with deep operational expertise on defense and intelligence technology.

Colonel Hough retired from the U.S. Army in 2022 as a Military Intelligence officer after spending most of his career in Special Operations units- including serving at levels ranging from Special Forces Company to commanding a Special Operations Intelligence Brigade. He started his Army service by enlisting as an Infantryman and achieved the rank of Colonel before retiring.

His operational assignments include helping to lead the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s missions in Counterterrorism and in the Middle East, commanding the Joint Special Operations Command Intelligence Brigade, leading Military Intelligence operations at multiple levels, and serving in several Special Operations and Armored Cavalry units. Colonel Hough is a veteran of several overseas deployments and assignments.  His strategic policy assignments include two years at the White House serving first as Vice President Michael Pence’s Middle East policy advisor and then on the National Security Council Staff working sensitive Asia, Europe, and Middle Eastern topics; and as the Counterterrorism Branch Chief for the Joint Chiefs of Staff J2 at the Pentagon.  He has led teams bridging the gaps between various government agencies and departments while leveraging the respective strengths of each.

Colonel Hough earned a Bachelor of Arts from Norwich University and a Master of Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School. He owns the ADK Group, an advisory firm focused on bridging the gap between industry and national security and helping companies scale up their business while solving vital national security challenges.