About the Expert
Colonel Michael A. Brooks, of the U.S. Marine Corps, has commanded in combat at the company, battalion, and brigade levels, most recently commanding a multinational special operations task force in Iraq. Brooks is a special operations officer with experience in counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations. He has served in the navy secretariat and the Joint Staff within the Department of Defense. He holds a BS in political science from the Naval Academy and an MS in national security studies from the National War College.