Guido Torres is a nonresident senior fellow with the Forward Defense program in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. He is also the chief operating officer of the Irregular Warfare Initiative, a joint venture between Princeton University’s Empirical Studies of Conflict and West Point’s Modern War Institute. He is a national security professional with over two decades of experience working on sensitive intelligence and special operations and supporting military and interagency campaigns. Torres is the director of the US Special Operations Fusion Directorate, where he coordinates conduct of operational preparation of the environment, irregular warfare, signals intelligence, electronic warfare, cyber, space, counterintelligence, human intelligence, and interagency integration into campaigning.

From 2022 to 2023, he was a fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he worked with the Defense, Emerging Technology, and Strategy Project. Prior to joining the Department of Defense as a civilian in 2014, Torres served in the US Army as a signals and electronic intelligence officer focusing on the Indo-Pacific and Latin America.

His expertise includes Latin America and the Caribbean, special operations, intelligence, counterterrorism, strategic competition, and irregular warfare. He holds a BA in intelligence studies from American Military University and a MA in global security and strategic studies from Johns Hopkins University.