Douglas Laux

Douglas Laux

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Douglas Laux is a former case officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, having served undercover in the Middle East and Afghanistan for seven years. Upon leaving the CIA, Doug wrote a New York Times Bestselling memoir, Left of Boom, which details his experiences serving amidst the Global War on Terror. Doug is fluent in Pashto and also speaks Japanese and Spanish. Douglas attended Indiana University, earning a bachelor's degree in political science and East Asian studies with a focus on the Japanese language. He joined the CIA after a short stint working for the shipping company DHL following his graduation from IU. Doug was an officer in the Near East Division and served multiple tours in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Upon his departure from the CIA, he served with Joint Special Operations Command until 2016. In April 2016, Douglas published a New York Times Bestselling memoir, Left of Boom: How A Young CIA Case Officer Penetrated the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. A year later, he appeared in six episodes of the Discovery Channel series Finding Escobar's Millions, which debuted on November 3, 2017. He is also credited as the executive producer and creator of the series. In September 2017, his photography was featured in a Playboy Magazine article entitled, "In The Path of the Totality: Notes of a Veteran Chasing the Eclipse." Debuting on January 20, 2020, he appeared in eight episodes of the Bravo Channel series Spy Games. Doug's role was as an "Assessor" responsible for building challenges for contestants and then critiquing them on their performance. In the fall of 2019, Douglas founded the non-profit organization CVLSRVNT to better support active duty veterans deployed overseas. He has been publicly recognized for his heroism and dedication to the United States by President Barrack Obama, President Joe Biden, Senator Sherrod Brown, Senator Rick Scott, Representative Warren Davidson, Representative Jim Banks, Representative Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Representative Jim Jordan, Governor Mike DeWine and Governor Ron DeSantis. Additionally, Doug has been honored as the Hero of the Game for the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, and Chicago White Sox.
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