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Officer, Navy SEAL

Latham G. Saddler III is a White House Fellow at The White House Office of Economic Initiatives and a Navy SEAL Officer transitioning from active duty to the Navy Reserve after nearly eight years of service. He has served as Director of Intelligence Programs on the National Security Council where he managed the development, approval and oversight of the nation’s special missions and sensitive activities. He served on both East and West Coast SEAL teams and deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq and other locations in the Middle East. He is a fluent Persian-Farsi and Dari speaker and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to joining the Navy, Latham earned graduate degrees in International Affairs and Persian studies and worked for the FBI at the National Counterterrorism Center under the FBI Scholastic Honors Internship Program. Before his graduate studies, Latham worked for IBM Corp. in New York City. Latham and his wife, Melissa (ABJ ’06), reside in Washington, D.C.