Professor of Transnational Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
A veteran of the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Mr. Vann served as a special agent for more than 31 years. He has held a variety of senior management and field positions within NCIS and the Department of the Navy to include assignments as the strategic advisor to three NCIS directors; NCIS Deputy Assistant Director for cyber operations; counterintelligence advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, and Space; senior advisor for combating terrorism and counterintelligence to the commander, U.S. Navy Warfare Development Command in Newport, Rhode Island; Director of the Combating Terrorism, Warfare Development Integration Team at the U.S. Navy Warfare Development Command; Assistant Special Agent In Charge of operations, NCIS field office, Manama Bahrain; Supervisory Special Agent, NCIS field office Washington DC; counterintelligence advisor to the Office of Naval Intelligence; and additional field assignments in London, UK, and Naples, Italy, pertaining to combating terrorism, criminal investigations, and counterintelligence.
Mr. Vann earned a master's degree in policy management from the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Florida State University.