Colonel, U.S. Army
National Security Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
Colonel Myles B. Caggins III is an Army public affairs officer with two decades of military service. From June 2015-November 2016, he served at the White House as National Security Council spokesman for Asia, Defense Affairs, Guantanamo, Human Rights, Multilateral Affairs, and Nonproliferation. He has also served as a Pentagon spokesman for Guantanamo, Detainee Policy, and military personnel policy. He served two combat tours in Iraq, earning two Bronze Star medals and the Combat Action Badge. Caggins was recognized with the Spirit of Georgetown Alumni Award, in 2010. In 2016, Hampton University named him the Mentor of the Year. He was a White House Military Social Aide for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He volunteers with the Honda Campus All Star Challenge HBCU trivia tournament. Caggins earned a bachelor’s degree in history at Hampton University; and a master’s in public relations from Georgetown University. He is a Life Member in the Council on Foreign Relations. Research Interests: The impact of Millennials/Post-Millennials (iGen) on military culture; K-12 education as a national security imperative; evidence-based strategies to reduce high school dropouts.