Louis Tucker is the CEO of Mission Sync LLC, a national security sector consulting firm focusing on the intelligence and special operations communities. He also serves as the President of the Foundation for Innovation and Discovery (FINND), a non-profit corporation that connects government personnel with commercial innovators, as well as hosts executive level forums designed to foster collaboration among CEOs, decision makers, and critical thinkers in the defense, intelligence and national security communities.
Within the federal government, Louis advises several intelligence/defense principals and he sits on the advisory boards of several technology companies. From 2007 - early 2011 Louis served as the Republican Staff Director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). As staff director, he led a team of legal, policy and intelligence professionals overseeing the $80B+ operations of the Intelligence Community and crafting landmark legislation like the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act (FISAA) of 2008.
Louis is a Navy Reserve Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) Commander who mobilized on active duty from May-November 2015, to serve as the senior Special Operations advisor in East Africa, and from June-December 2009, at the request of General Stanley McChrystal to serve on his Strategic Advisory Group and in Ambassador Karl Eichenberry’s Interagency Provincial Affairs Office in Kabul, Afghanistan. Louis served from 1996-2003 on active duty as a Navy SEAL, from 2003-2004 as a Central Intelligence Agency officer overseas, and in 2005 as U.S. Senator Richard Shelby’s Chief of Staff on Capitol Hill. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1995 with a B.A. in History and earned a Master’s of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University in 2006. Louis learned the importance of timing when he formed an Internet start-up company in 1995-6 and unsuccessfully tried to convince businesses that the Internet could be used to sell their products; he was 18 months too early. Louis lives in Vienna, Virginia, with his wife Jane-Anne and their three sons.