Brian Antol serves as an intelligence instructor with The Soufan Group, building on over 30 years’ experience specializing in counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and intelligence.
A 34-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1987-2021), Brian Antol has extensive experience in the operational management of complex counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and intelligence operations, both domestically and abroad. After completing analytical tradecraft training, he was transferred to the FBI’s National Security Section (renamed Counterterrorism Division after 9/11) where he specialized in counterterrorism and counterintelligence matters.
In 2009, he was promoted to Supervisory Intelligence Analyst and reassigned to the FBI’s Fly Team, a highly trained and specialized cadre of analysts and agents who responded to terrorism attacks worldwide, where he was responsible for supervising a group of analysts in the production and dissemination of sensitive, actionable intelligence to support investigations. He was also responsible for the selection, training, and development of analysts assigned to the Fly Team. Collaborating closely with the Department of Defense, Brian was also instrumental in implementing a streamlined process for FBI human assets to assist the U.S. military with their overseas counterterrorism operations. In 2013, he spearheaded a team of analysts responding to the Boston Marathon bombings, where he launched the review of witness interview reports and digital media that was crucial to quickly identifying the suspects.
In 2013, Brian was promoted to Unit Chief in the Counterterrorism Division, where he supervised a team of analysts focusing on counterterrorism issues emanating from a specific geographic region of the world. He oversaw the monitoring of terrorism trends and patterns within the region to identify upstream risk and the production of strategic-level intelligence products for senior FBI and intelligence community decision-makers.
In 2017, he was promoted to the Senior Executive Service and detailed to the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), a multi-agency component of the United States Intelligence Community. As the FBI’s senior representative, Brian had operational oversight of all FBI staff assigned there and was responsible for executive-level engagement with NCTC senior leadership to advance FBI investigations and intelligence activities. Brian was also instrumental in developing and implementing several high-profile projects, including the integration of joint FBI-NCTC strategic intelligence production.
Brian received the FBI Director’s Award for Excellence in Intelligence Analysis in 2008 and the FBI’s Counterterrorism Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. He received his B.A. in Criminal Justice from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania in 1986.
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- Ali SoufanChairman & CEO
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- Jeffrey RingelConsultant
- Michael SucciInfrastructure and Personnel Protection Consultant
- Melissa ThomasBehavioral Analysis Consultant
- Jason WarrenInfrastructure and Personnel Protection Consultant
- Brian A. AntolIntelligence Instructor
- Amjed KuriLaw Enforcement Instructor
- Eugene CaseyInstructor
- William CorbettInstructor
- Rita AbboudExpert Interpreter & Translator
- Rita El KhouryExpert Interpreter & Translator
- Cosette N. SalibaExpert Interpreter & Translator