Chris Battle blogs primarily on the “politics of homeland security” and management and public messaging issues related to the Department of Homeland Security. He also serves as editor of the Security Debrief blog.
After September 11th, Battle worked as an advisor during the creation of the new U.S. Department of Homeland Security. After the Department officially stood up in 2003, Battle was appointed Director of Public Affairs and later served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Battle led public affairs campaigns promoting operations that ranged from weapons and human smuggling to financial crimes to national crack-downs on illegal immigration.
Prior to his work at DHS, Battle served as Director of Congressional and Public Affairs for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). In this capacity he lead the nation’s top counter-narcotics agency efforts in public relations, grassroots outreach, and congressional relations. Prior to his work in the Administration, Battle spent a number of years on Capitol Hill where he served as Deputy Chief of Staff and political/communications strategist for Congressman Asa Hutchinson.
As Managing Partner of Adfero Group’s Homeland Security Practice, Battle provides strategic communications and messaging advice to a broad array of homeland security, national security and law enforcement organizations and companies.
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