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CPC Staff

Lieutenant General (Ret.) D. Roger, Jr.

Senior Fellow

Lieutenant General (Ret.) D. Roger, Jr.

Lieutenant General (ret.) Darsie D. Rogers, Jr. is a senior fellow and board member of the Caspian Policy Center. He served in the U.S. Army for over 34 years leading adaptable and high-performing teams in solving challenging problems in uncertain environments. As a Special

Forces Soldier, Darsie served in the Pentagon and around the world, rising to the rank of three-star general. Darsie’s military service saw combat through the dynamic and ambiguous environments of the Gulf War, Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn and numerous contingency operations. Later he was responsible for leading US Special Operations Forces in the Middle East where he routinely engaged with US Ambassadors, Government Agencies, regional partner nations, and senior foreign government dignitaries and officials to protect regional and US national interests. He culminated his career at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency tasked with countering weapons of mass destruction and improvised threats. Darsie retired from the Army in August of 2020 and joined the University of Maryland faculty as a professor of practice advising the Defense Department, other government agencies, and commercial industry in the development of leading-edge information and influence operations activities in both offensive and defensive initiatives. He advises a number of non-profit, defense, and private-sector organizations across a range of topics that include special operations forces and technology, intelligence operations, cyber security, unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, countering weapons of mass destruction and counter-proliferation of hazardous or military grade materials.