Trevor Hough retired from the U.S. Army in 2022 after spending most of his career in Special Operations units- including serving at levels ranging from Special Forces Company to commanding a Special Operations Intelligence Brigade. Trevor started his Army service by enlisting as an Infantryman in 1993 and entered active duty as a Second Lieutenant in 1996 after graduating from Norwich University. From 1996 to 1999, Trevor served in a variety of Armor officer positions to include Tank Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, and Cavalry Troop Executive Officer.
After completing Military Intelligence training, Trevor was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group and served as a Special Forces Battalion Senior Intelligence Officer (S2). In 2001, he assumed command of the 10th Special Forces Group MI Detachment and led the detachment during the invasion of Iraq in early 2003. From 2003 to 2005 Trevor served as the Senior Special Operations Intelligence Observer, Coach, Trainer in the Special Operations Training Detachment at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk, LA. From 2005-2008, Trevor was selected to serve as a Special Operations Squadron Senior Intelligence Officer and then Deputy Director for Intelligence. He also served multiple deployments in the Middle East leading a Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) focused on stopping the flow of Foreign Fighters into Iraq.
Trevor graduated in 2009 from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, CA where he and his thesis teammates received the NPS Outstanding Thesis Award for their work on a thesis titled, “What Makes Intelligence Fusion Centers Effective.”
From 2010 until 2013, Trevor served as a Troop Commander for a Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) fusion and tech innovation Troop based in Washington, DC. Trevor served on the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2013 to 2014 as the Counterterrorism/Special Operations Intelligence Branch Chief for the Joint Staff J2 and J37, Deputy Director for Special Operations (DDSO). From 2014 to 2016, Trevor was selected to serve as a Special Operations Task Force Senior Intelligence Officer.
From 2016-2017, Trevor was selected as an Army War College Fellow at the Central Intelligence Agency. From 2017- 2018, Trevor served at the White House as Middle East Policy Advisor to Vice President Pence and from 2018-2019 as the Director for Sensitive Activities in the Intelligence Programs Directorate on the National Security Council Staff. Trevor commanded the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Intelligence Brigade from 2019-2021. From 2021-until retirement Trevor served as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Deputy GEOINT Mission Manager for Counterterrorism and the Middle East.
Trevor is originally from Lake Placid, NY, is married and they have two children.