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federal official , Company executive

John Owen Brennan, American federal official, former technical solutions company executive. Recipient National Security medal, Distinguished Intelligence medal, Distinguished Career Intelligence medal, Director Central Intelligence Director's medal, Defense Intelligence Agency Director's award.


Brennan, John Owen was born on September 22, 1955 in North Bergen, New Jersey, United States.


Bachelor in Political Science, Fordham University, New York, 1977. Student, American University, Cairo. Master of Arts in Government, University Texas, Austin, 1980.


Career trainee Directorate Operations Central Intelligence Agency, 1980, joined Directorate of Intelligence, 1981, political officer United States Embassy Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1982—1984, various positions Office Near Eastern & South Asian Analysis, 1984—1989, head terrorism analysis Counterterrorist Center, 1990—1992, daily intelligence briefer White House Washington, 1994—1995, executive assistant to deputy director central intelligence, 1995—1996, chief of station (Middle East), 1996—1999, chief of staff to deputy director central intelligence, 1999—2001, deputy executive director, 2001—2003, director Terrorist Threat Integration Center, 2003—2004. Interim director National Counterterrorism Center, 2004—2005. President, Chief Executive Officer Analysis Corporation, Fairfax, Virginia, 2005—2008.

Assistant to the President & deputy assistant for national security affairs for counter-terrorism National Security Council, Washington, since 2009. Chairman Intelligence & National Security Alliance, since 2007. Advisory foreign policy/intelligence issues Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, 2008.


Married Kathy Pokluda. Children: Kyle, Kelly, Jaclyn.

Kathy Pokluda

Kyle Brennan

Kelly Brennan

Jaclyn Brennan