Lieutenant Colonel Brian Linvill
Brian Linvill, representing the US Army, is a national security affairs fellow for 2012–2013 at the Hoover Institution.
Linvill is a 1990 graduate of Ohio State University, where he received a bachelor of arts degree in international studies; he holds a master’s degree in Near Eastern studies from Princeton University. Linvill has served as an infantry, intelligence, and foreign area officer and has deployed in support of peacekeeping operations in Bosnia and Kosovo and combat operations in Afghanistan and Libya. He has additional overseas experience in Germany and Qatar. Linvill’s units of assignment include the Eleventh Armored Cavalry Regiment, First Infantry Division, Fifth Special Forces Group, US Central Command, and the Defense Intelligence Agency. He is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Linvill also served as the Syria team leader at the Joint Intelligence Center, US Central Command. Most recently, he was the US senior defense official, Defense, and army attaché in Tripoli, Libya.