Bryan Leese

Military Professor Joint Military Operations Department
Capt., U.S. Navy
Bryan Leese faculty photo


A career intelligence professional and fully qualified joint service officer, Capt. Leese has completed operational tours with USS Abraham Lincoln; special projects, VPU-1; N2, USS Bataan Amphibious Ready Group; and N2, Carrier Strike Group 2 embarked on USS George H.W. Bush. His shore tours include U.S. Naval Forces Europe; Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center; North and West Africa Branch Chief, U.S. Africa Command; and military professor, U.S. Army War College. Most recently, he served as the chair of the Defense Intelligence Department at National Intelligence University. Capt. Leese is a Ph.D. candidate in war studies at King's College London.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • Intel


M.S.S., US Army War College, 2014

M.L.A., Texas Christian University, 2003

B.A., Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, 1993

Command and Staff diploma, U.S. Naval War College, Distance Program, 2005

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Research Contributions and Publications

The evolution of the US Navy's modern shipboard operational intelligence (Opintel) process during the Cold War (1960-1979)

Awards and Decorations

Admiral Edwin T. Layton Award

External Memberships and Associations

Naval Intelligence Professionals

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