Michael Braun brings years of experience in law enforcement and drug policy expertise. Recently, Braun retired as the Chief of Operations with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Prior to 2003, Braun headed the Office of Special Intelligence and later led the entire Intelligence Division. He was also appointed by the Deputy Attorney General to serve as the first interim director of the new Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Intelligence Fusion Center. Braun was also responsible for leading the formative development of this multi-agency, national drug intelligence center that supports the national drug strategy and our nation’s war on terrorism.
Braun joined the DEA in 1985 after beginning his law enforcement career ten years earlier with the Gape Giradrdeau Missouri Police Department and the Illinois State Police. Prior to his service at DEA Headquarters, Braun served as the DEA Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Field Division.
Braun enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps after high school and served from 1971 to 1973 as an infantryman, including limited service in the Republic of Vietnam. He received a BS degree in Criminal Justice in 1977 from Southeast Missouri State University, and he has attended a number of government, military, and private leadership courses, including the Senior Managers in Government Program at Harvard University and the National Executive Institute.
Braun is now the managing partner at Spectre Group International, an international security consulting firm based Alexandria, VA, near Washington, DC.
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