Brandon Scott has nearly 20 years in the international intelligence, security & stability industry. He has worked, lived or traveled in 60+ countries across North America, Latin America, North and sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, East Asia and Europe.
Brandon is a combat veteran decorated for valor & has operated intelligence operations along the North Korean border; Human Intelligence operations in Iraq and Bosnia; embedded with the Italian Special Operations Command as an advisor to the Afghan Army & performed Intelligence Analysis for Defense Intelligence Agency, US Army Special Operations Command, & Homeland Security. Brandon most recently completed 1.5 years as the Program Manager standing up and running a multi-million dollar Intelligence & Security Operations contract at the US Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan.
Brandon Scott has a BA in International Studies from The American University in Washington, DC – a program in the top ten in the country. He also founded and ran 361Security LLC. Additionally, he has been a guest on a number of panels to discuss Counterterrorism, Veterans Affairs & Military Operations.
Brandon is also the President of the Foreign Affairs Council, a non-profit organization based out of DC. The Foreign Affairs Council is the national alumni association, policy forum, and educational foundation for a Professional Foreign Service Fraternity and Sorority. The Council works to bring together alumni and organize their efforts to support higher education, promote careers in international relations and international business, and inform the public on foreign affairs topics.
Brandon studied Arabic in Yemen – this experience is what “Jebels and Janbiyas” a book he is writing, is based on. Another book he is in the process of writing is about his time a this university, founding and running Student Veteran Organization in Washington, DC. Brandon’s writings or interviews have been featured on NPR, NBC, USA Today, Fair Observer, Small Wars Journal & about a dozen other outlets.
In 2013 he was listed on Diplomatic Courier’s “Top 99 Under 33” Foreign Policy Professionals. Brandon was also the recipient of the 2018 Eagle Award by the American University Alumni Association; and the 2017 recipient of the founding 2017 Delta Chi Fraternity Golden Rivet Society Hall of Fame.
Aside from a weekend vacation getaway to Mogadishu, Somalia, when not working in conflict zones, he can usually be found in an exotic country, with a single malt scotch in hand, and a female companion. You can also find him on Facebook , Twitter, LinkedIn, or send him an email.
Caveat: Brandon Scott’s views and commentary are his own and do not reflect those of the US Government or his affiliated organizations.