Lt. Col. Adler joined the National Security Affairs Department in 2016. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a bachelor’s in political science. He was commissioned as an infantry officer through Officer Candidate School in 1996. His assignments include service in Germany, Washington, Texas, Georgia, and California. He has operational and combat deployments to Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. His most recent assignment was as a Combined Arms Battalion Commander with the 1st Armored Division in Fort Bliss, Texas. He received his master’s in Military Arts and Science (History) through the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth in 2008.