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Myles B. Caggins III

Board Member

Colonel Caggins, of the U.S. Army, is a Visiting Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in Manhattan, New York. He is a seasoned public relations executive with 25 years of national security leadership and communication experience.  From military posts, combat zones, the Pentagon, and White House, he has led communication strategy for some of the most challenging issues of the past decade, including: America’s rebalance to Asia and policy towards North Korea and China; Guantanamo and enemy combatant detention; the mission to defeat ISIS; military human capital and recruiting; and nuclear security. He served three combat tours in Iraq.


Myles has extensive international media experience—particularly with Arabic and Kurdish language networks—including appearances on AP, AFP, BBC, Al Hurra, Voice of America, Rudaw, Al Jazeera, SkyNews, Al Arabiya, Reuters, Al Iraqiya, France24, and Newsy.  He has written commentary for The Root, Richmond Times-Dispatch, and Armed Forces Journal. 


Myles earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Hampton University; and a master’s in public relations from Georgetown University. He completed Harvard Kennedy School's National Security Fellows program in 2018. His life is dedicated to service. He was recognized with the Spirit of Georgetown Alumni Award in 2010. In 2016, Hampton University named him Mentor of the Year. He volunteers with the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge HBCU trivia tournament. He serves on non-profit boards for Youthcast Media Group™, as well as, the New York Kurdish Cultural Center and Film Festival.


He is a Life Member in the Council on Foreign Relations, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and a member of the National Press Club and National Association of Black Journalists.


He likes Texas brisket, Wordle, and is inspired by the Bible.

He tweets: @mylescaggins

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