Adjunct Professorial Lecturer
Department of Public Administration and Policy
Master of Science in National Security Strategy and Master of Business Administration
Mr. Brian W. E. Young comes to American University after spending 30 years of public service in the military, intelligence and law enforcement communities. Brian enlisted in the U.S. Army serving in the Infantry and later earning a commission as an Infantry Officer. Brian held several positions in the Infantry, both in the active and reserve components as a combat leader, tactics instructor and TAC Officer in the Army’s Officer Candidate School. There he taught infantry tactics and basic combat skills for Officer Candidates.
Brian began his law enforcement career with the Indiana State Police as a Trooper in West Lafayette, Indiana. Later joining the Indiana University Police Department (IUPD) holding several positions to include as a member of the University's Safety Commission.
In 1996 Brian accepted an appointment as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He was initially assigned to the Detroit Division investigating violent crime, counterterrorism and counterintelligence matters. Brian held numerous positions in the FBI from a GS-10 Case Agent to a GS-15 Assistant Special Agent in Charge. During his 21-year career with the FBI, Brian spent most of his career in joint assignments within the intelligence community and non-security agencies such as the Departments of the Treasury and Health and Human Services.
Brian received his Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University-Bloomington, a Master’s Degree from the National War College in National Security Strategy and his MBA from Georgetown University. He is also a graduate of the Northwest Law Enforcement Executive Command College and is the recipient of the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation awarded by the Director of National Intelligence. He has been a guest instructor and lecturer at the FBI Academy, Indiana University-Bloomington, George Washington University, as well as, a certified instructor with the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board.