Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2009-2010
Legal Policy Analyst, Cato Institute
David Rittgers is a legal policy analyst who concentrates on civil liberties, counterterrorism, and criminal justice. Prior to joining Cato, Mr. Rittgers served in the United States Army as an Infantry and Special Forces officer, including three tours in Afghanistan. During his military career, he was awarded an Army Commendation Medal with a "V" Device for valorous action and two Bronze Star Medals. Mr. Rittgers has been published in the Christian Science Monitor, National Review Online, and The First Amendment Law Review. He earned his J.D. from the University of North Carolina and is a member of the Virginia bar.