David C. Becker, (CCO)
Email: David C. Becker
Mr. David C. Becker is a broadly experienced national security professional with a record of innovative problem solving and an ability to work with multiple agencies and cultures. Skill at crossing from operations to planning and strategy, leading small units or very large complex programs, covering diplomacy, development, law enforcement and military activities. His experience extends from dangerous and fluid environments confronting insurgencies and drug cartels in some of the poorest and least developed national in the world, to policy experience in designing and implementing reforms in government.
Prior to coming to INSS, he was the Stabilization Coordinator and Political Counselor for the US Embasy in Port au Prince, Haiti. He led an experimental start-up project to stabilize and re-establish control in the most violent ungoverned zones of Haiti. Mr. Becker created a multi-agency team and carried out a closely integrated security and development program using multiple USG contractors and outside donors that rapidly transformed the worst zone in Haiti, allowing other NGO's, donors and the government to begin to work in Cite Soleil, in a demonstration of successful low-budget civilian-led stabilization.
"Securing Columbia's Ports," Journal of International Security, Vol 11, Issue 3, March 2001
"Morphing War: Counterinsurgency, Counterterrorism, and Counternarcotics Doctrine in Columbia," Proceedings of 15th Annual Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict Symposium, February 2004. (http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/2004solic/beck.pdf)