By Steve Neavling
President Trump has hired Florida’s chief resilience officer to be his White House homeland security adviser.
Julia Nesheiwat, a former U.S. Army captain with an extensive military background, will be the fourth person to fill the position since Trump was elected, Politico first reported . She replaces Rear Adm. Peter Brown, who lasted about six months on the job.
Dough Fears and Tom Bossert also held the position.
Neishewat had served as deputy special presidential envoy for hostage affairs for four years.
In Florida, Neishewat prepared for natural disasters.
Neishewat’s military background includes tours in Afghanistan Iraq. She is fluent in Arabic, Japanese and Spanish.
Trump split up the Homeland Security Council and National Security Council soon after he became president. The national security adviser is Robert O’Brien, who worked with Neishewat at the State Department.