DOUGLAS FRASER

commissioners Douglas FraserGeneral Douglas Fraser served as the Commander, US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), responsible for military operations in Central and South America and the Caribbean.

Since retiring from US Air Force in January 2013, General Fraser has worked as a consultant to SAAB Defense and Security, Stellar Solutions, the Institute for Defense Analysis, and Flatter, INC. He chairs the Air Force Studies Board at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and is a senior fellow at the National Defense University.

As SOUTHCOM commander, General Fraser led the Defense Department’s relief efforts following the 2010 Haiti earthquake and guided the international detection and monitoring effort for the movement of illicit goods through international waters from South America through Central America and the Caribbean to the US He also served as the Deputy Commander, US Pacific Command, from 2008-2009 and commanded four different organizations in Alaska: the Alaskan Command, the Alaskan North American Defense Region, Joint Task Force Alaska, and the Eleventh Air Force, from 2005-2008.

General Fraser holds a bachelor’s degree from the US Air Force Academy and a master’s in political science from Auburn University at Montgomery. He is a graduate of the USAF Weapons School, Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and the National War College.