LTG Reynold Hoover


Reynold Hoover is a former Lieutenant General, who retired as the Deputy Commander of U.S. Northern Command. He is the Principal of RNHoover Consulting LLC assisting clients on national and homeland security matters. He 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.

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, graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1983, and holds Masters degrees in Public and Private Management from Birmingham Southern College, and Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. He received his law degree from The Catholic University of America.

General Hoover holds several military awards and decorations, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal and the Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge. He is a member of The Florida Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. General Hoover also serves on the board of The Old Soldiers Home Foundation and is an honorary board member of the EOD Warrior Foundation. His interests include mountaineering, scuba diving, flying and reading. He resides in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife Kathy and her two children.