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 while serving with a variety of Joint Special Operations teams. He is a Bronze Star recipient and has been awarded multiple Army and Air Force Commendations, Joint Service, and Combat Action Medals. Upon separation from the military, he entered the policy community as the inaugural Military Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress, where he currently serves as a Senior Fellow for National Security, conducting research on defense strategy, policy, and global competition. As a contributor to the Diplomatic Courier, he regularly writes on Special Operations Strategy in the Great Powers paradigm, the military-civilian dynamic, and defense technology. Ethan holds a BA in International Relations from American Military University, an Information Systems Technology Degree from the Community College of the Air Force, and is currently pursuing a Master of Project Management program from Georgetown University.