LTG Darsie D. Rogers, Jr., USA, Ret.

LTG Darsie D. Rogers, Jr., USA, Ret.

LTG Darsie Rogers

LTG(R) Darsie Rogers offers more than 20+ years of senior executive experience leading adaptable and high-performing teams in solving challenging problems in uncertain environments.  He has directed complex organizations ranging from small, specialized tactical units to leading more than 24,000 people.

LTG(R) Rogers’ has an extensive background spearheading and transforming elite organizations; including US Army Special Forces and Navy SEALs. His military service saw combat through the dynamic and ambiguous environments of the Gulf War, Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn and numerous other contingency operations. As the Special Operations Command Central Commander, LTG(R) Rogers led US Special Operations in the Middle East where he routinely engaged with US Ambassadors and Government Agencies, regional partner nations, and senior foreign government dignitaries and officials. He also served in the Pentagon and in leadership positions around the world which led him to the rank of three-star general as the Deputy Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. 

In this position as Deputy Director, LTG(R) Rogers managed a 2000+ organization tasked with countering threats posed by weapons of mass destruction and improvised threat networks. This included oversight over extensive research, development and testing/evaluation of critical programs and hard-target defeat. In addition to overseeing daily operations, he also led organizational change, eliminating excessive bureaucracy by fostering interconnection outside of normal lines of authority and creating liaison networks to eliminate silos, synchronize and measure production, and increase collaboration; resulting in a workforce united around a single compelling vision to solve even the most complex challenges.

LTG(R) Rogers 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, foreign internal defense, countering weapons of mass destruction and counter-proliferation of hazardous or military grade materials. LTG(R) Rogers has hands-on experience in the design and implementation of organizational change to achieve full-spectrum capability and improved efficiency to meet global customer requirements.  

LTG(R) Rogers earned a Bachelor of Arts from Auburn University, a Master of Arts from Louisiana State University and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the US Air Force War College.  He also has a US Government Top Secret Security Clearance (SCI).

LTG(R) Rogers is a Senior Fellow with the Association of the United States Army.