Rick C. Mathews, Director
National Center for Security & Preparedness
423 State Street
Albany, NY 12203
5900 Airport Road
Oriskany, NY 13424
Brandon began working with the NCSP in August of 2011. He received his Master of Public Administration from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, with a concentration of study in Homeland Security. His graduate studies included intelligence analysis, crime and public policy, political violence, terrorism, strategic management, and homeland security preparedness.
Brandon received his B.A. in Criminal Justice, Summa cum Laude, from the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany. His course work included criminal law, business law, crime and economics, business management, and international relations. In addition to working at the NCSP, Brandon served as a teaching assistant at the University at Albany's School of Criminal Justice in the American Collegiate Moot Court Program.
At the NCSP, Brandon assisted with the completion the critical infrastructure protection project on the security of the electric and pipeline infrastructure in the Great Lakes region for the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (NYSDHSES). Additionally, Brandon has assisted with the development and delivery of several courses in support of DHSES including the EMS Special Situations Course, Emergency Vehicle Defensive Driving Course, and the Advanced Active Shooter Scenario: Tactics and Operations course (A2S2). Brandon also served lead roles in designing and delivering preparedness exercises in support of the NYS Office of Emergency Management and compiling the After Action Report on Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee for NYSDHSES.
Prior to joining the NCSP, Brandon served as intern for the Ulster County District Attorney's and Sheriff's Offices where he assisted in the preparation and litigation of felony jury trials. Additionally, Brandon interned with the United States Secret Service in the New York City Field Office. In his time there, he participated in protective events for the President, Vice President, and First Lady of the United States, as well as multiple foreign heads of state. In addition to assisting with investigations ranging from mortgage fraud, credit card fraud, identity theft, and counterfeiting, he participated in the Operation Safe Kids program in community schools.