Brian Dodwell is an Associate at the Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy, West Point. Prior to joining the Combating Terrorism Center, Mr. Dodwell was the Operations Branch Chief at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Exercise Division, which manages the interagency National Exercise Program and assesses interagency counterterrorism strategy and policy at senior levels across the U.S. government. Mr. Dodwell directed the first ever National Level Exercise to focus on intelligence and counterterrorism investigative capabilities and policies. In addition, he co-developed and managed DHS’s Terrorism Prevention Exercise Program, the lead entity for exercising the capabilities of state and local law enforcement and intelligence fusion centers. Prior to entering federal service, Mr. Dodwell was an Associate at DFI International, where he managed and supported a variety of analytic projects examining a range of terrorism, homeland security, and proliferation topics for both DHS and the Department of Defense. He has also served as a counter-proliferation analyst supporting the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and as a Research Assistant in the Europe Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Mr. Dodwell holds a M.A. in Security Studies from the Georgetown University Security Studies Program and a B.A. in Political Science from Wake Forest University.