Todd J. Brown is a special agent with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security currently serving as the Acting Assistant Secretary. Mr. Brown is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, he began his career in security and law enforcement with the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service in 1987.
Over the course of his career, he has served in a variety of domestic and overseas assignments. Mr. Brown’s domestic assignments include Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Countermeasures Directorate, Director of the Overseas Security Advisory Council, the Special Agent-in-Charge at the Washington DC Field Office, and as Assistant Director of International Programs. Mr. Brown’s overseas assignments include service as the Assistant Regional Security Officer in Islamabad, Pakistan, and as the Regional Security Officer in Amman, Jordan, Rabat, Morocco, Cairo, Egypt, as well as the Senior Site Security Manager in Baghdad, Iraq. In his most recent overseas assignment, Mr. Brown served as the Director of the NATO Office of Security in Brussels, Belgium.
Mr. Brown is the recipient of several Superior and Meritorious Honor awards from the Department of State and numerous accommodations and citations for his efforts in training foreign police and security forces in the area of counterterrorism.
In 1981 Mr. Brown received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. In 2005 he graduated from the United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania and received a Master’s of Science degree in Strategic Studies.