Ethan Brown is a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he spent 11 years as a Special Operations Joint Terminal Attack Controller. During his service, he conducted multiple combat deployments with a variety of Joint Special Operations teams. He is a Bronze Star recipient and has been awarded multiple Joint, Army, and Air Force Commendations, Joint Service Achievements, and combat action medals. He entered the policy community as the inaugural Military Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress, and following separation from service he serves as the CSPC's Senior Fellow for National Security studies, researching defense strategy, policy, and global competition. As a contributor to the Diplomatic Courier, he regularly writes on Special Operations strategy in the strategic competition paradigm, the military-civilian dynamic, and future defense requirements. Ethan holds a BA in International Relations from American Military University, a Master of Project Management from Georgetown University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University.