Andrew Brown is a nonresident fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Indo-Pacific Security Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. 

Brown served for twenty-five years as a national security professional in the US government as an intelligence research specialist with the Drug Enforcement Administration and then as a special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).  With NCIS, he specialized in national security investigations and operations supporting the US Navy, US Marine Corps, and US Combatant Commanders. He conducted liaison with foreign security partners and focused primarily on national security issues within the Indo-Pacific region. In his US government career, he was stationed in Japan and Bahrain with temporary duty assignments in East Asia, South Asia, Oceania, Europe, South America, and the Middle East. He had multiple tours embedded with interagency partners, including most recently with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where he worked with the National Security Council to address complex and evolving challenges. In 2018, Brown was the defense fellow for US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee and Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

A proud Philadelphia native, he received his BA in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia and a certificate in legislative studies from the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University.