Reynold Hoover is a former Lieutenant General, who retired as the Deputy Commander of U.S. Northern Command. As a civilian, He is the Principal of RNHoover Consulting LLC assisting clients on national and homeland security matters. He also serves on the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council, is a Senior Mentor for the US Army War College and is a Senior Fellow at the McCrary Institute, Auburn University. Finally, General Hoover is an engaging, sought-after keynote speaker on leadership, crisis management, navigating through change, and more!
While at NORTHCOM, General Hoover helped lead the command in preparing for and responding to threats against North America and providing defense support to civil authorities.
Over his 35 years in the military, General Hoover has commanded at every level up to, and including, a two-star theater level command. Some of his staff assignments include: Mobilization Assistant to the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and as the Director of Intelligence and Chief Information Officer at the National Guard Bureau. In 2009-10 General Hoover was responsible for theater-wide logistics as the Commander of the Joint Sustainment Command – Afghanistan.
Complementing his military service, General Hoover also has had a distinguished civilian career of over 30 years serving as Chief of Staff for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and later as Special Assistant for Homeland Security to President George W. Bush on the Homeland Security Council. In 2018 he retired from the Central Intelligence Agency where he served as a Senior Intelligence Service Officer.
General Hoover's unique experience has taught him tons about leadership, crisis planning, security and more. As a keynote speaker, General Hoover now shares this knowledge with corporate audiences, local organization, and schools/universities alike. General Hoover capitvates a crowd with his energy and enthusiam and speaks on a range of topics including:
- Leading from the Rear - The Five Core Principles of Precision Leadership in High-Stakes Situations
- National/homeland security related topics
- Advocacy and service recognition for veterans, first responders, etc.
- Crisis planning and communications
General Hoover holds several military awards and decorations, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge, and a 2023 Inductee to the US Army Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame. He is a member of The Florida Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, and the Council on Foreign Relations. His interests include mountaineering, scuba diving, flying and reading.