Brian Kelly

Brian  Kelly
Chief, Intelligence Training Academy
Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland

Brian leads the Department of Homeland Security’s Intelligence Training Academy (ITA). Brian joined DHS in 2011 and he is responsible for leading the development and delivery of intelligence training programs to meet the Department’s intelligence mission requirements.

The ITA’s vision is to provide unparalleled training to advance analytic excellence to safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values. Brian led the academy to achieve Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) accreditation in 2014 and he currently serves on the FLETA Board of Directors.

Brian previously served as the Chief of Training for the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy and was responsible for training intelligence and law enforcement professionals across the Department of Defense. His training experience includes serving as a senior instructor teaching counterintelligence, national security investigations, and surveillance courses. He has also taught criminal justice, intelligence, and homeland security courses as an adjunct professor at several universities.

Brian is a retired Department of the Army, Military Intelligence Officer and Special Agent. He served in a variety of positions in the United States and overseas where he conducted and led national security investigations and operations. He also served as a Department of the Army Civilian in several key positions including Military Intelligence Detachment Operations Officer; Special Agent in Charge; and as the Counterintelligence Deputy Director, on the Army Staff at the Pentagon.

Brian has a professional Certificate in Education, from the University of Maryland; a M.S. in Strategic Intelligence, from American Military University; and a B.S. in Criminal Justice, from the University of Maryland University College. Brian is a graduate of the Treasury Executive Institute, Executive Forum and the Partnership for Public Service, Excellence in Government Fellows Program.