Fred Fleitz joined the Central Intelligence Agency during the directorship of William J. Casey and served as a senior analyst for almost two decades. During the administration of President George W. Bush, Fleitz served as chief of staff to John Bolton, then Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
In 2006, Fleitz became a professional staff member with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, acting as a senior advisor to Rep. Peter Hoekstra, the committee chairman and later ranking Republican member. He is the founder and Chief Analyst of the Langley Intelligence Group Network (LIGNET), Newsmax Media’s global intelligence and forecasting service.
During an intelligence and public career spanning 25 years, Fleitz specialized in global, international and economic security, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, peacekeeping, the United Nations, arms control, and intelligence collection.
His duties have taken him to hot spots around the globe as a representative of the United States.
He is the author of “Peacekeeping Fiascoes of the 1990s” (Praeger) and is completing a book on how 9/11 changed the role and effectiveness of U.S. intelligence. Fleitz holds an MA in Political Economy from Fordham University and a BA in Politics from Saint Joseph's University.