Douglas Laux Los Angeles, CA

  • Former war zone case officer, CIA
  • “Assessor” on the Bravo Channel series, "Spy Games"
  • Author, New York Times best-selling memoir, "Left of Boom"


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Douglas Laux dedicated 10 years of service to the United States Intelligence Community. Most of his time was spent in the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, where he worked undercover against the Taliban and Al Qaeda. As a war zone case officer, Douglas had to go through a rigorous set of physical and intelligence tests at “The Farm.”

Since his time with the CIA, Douglas has written a New York Times best-selling memoir titled Left of Boom. This is the first book written by a CIA case officer who served in the field during the Global War on Terrorism since 2001. He also created, wrote, produced, and starred in six episodes of Discovery Channel’s Finding Escobar’s Millions in 2017.

Douglas believes that to be an intelligence officer, a person needs both a calm demeanor to handle situations that go wrong and the grit to independently overcome obstacles as they arise. As an “Assessor” on Spy Games, he looks for intelligent contestants with the ability to grasp concepts and skills quickly.

Speaking Topics Include: 

  • National Security
  • Foreign affairs (especially related to the Middle East or Asia)
  • Espionage in all forms from real life to literature and film
  • Dangers of social media and how he used it to monitor targets with ease
  • Doug shares his personal story of coming from the poorest trailer park in Indiana to a successful career at the CIA and now television.

For availability and speaker fees, please contact Douglas Laux’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.

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