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Shannon Bryan

Shannon Bryan

Security Policy Analyst


Security Assistance Policy Analyst at SAIC






Security Policy Analyst

Security Assistance Policy for US Air Force, International Affairs. Focusing on Foreign Military Sales and Building Partner Capacity programs.

Career medium 05

Office of the Secretary of Defense - Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Policy

Junior Action Officer, Balkans, Caucasus, and Black Sea Team

•Provided policy analysis and recommendations on the U.S. defense relationship with the Caucasus, Black Sea, and Balkans countries, including regional security dynamics and military-to-military engagement.
•Analyzed and synthesized information from intelligence reports and embassy cables to make policy recommendations.
•Created memoranda, correspondence and talking points on behalf of senior leaders, including the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia; the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs; the Secretary of Defense; and the President.
•Contributed to strategic discussions to develop response options during the Russia-Ukraine crisis and monitored social media to assess real-time, in-country reports as the crisis unfolded.
•Prepared senior leaders for official engagement with foreign counterparts comprised of Secretary of Defense meetings, NATO Defense Ministerials, and travel.
•Engaged with U.S. and Georgian counterparts to build Georgia’s capacity to care for its soldiers wounded in Afghanistan.


International Center for Religion & Diplomacy

Programming & Development Intern

•Created educational tools, such as workbooks and discussion group manuals to accompany ICRD’s DVD on countering violent extremism.
•Drafted proposals for country-based conflict resolution programs and the FARC Reintegration Project, which had a proposed budget of almost $400,000.
•Communicated with potential partner organizations to compare cost estimates and draft budgets.

Career medium 04
Career medium 03

Diplomacy Matters Institute

International Programs Intern

•Developed presentations and briefs for meetings with potential partners and sponsors.
•Coordinated partners’ information and relationship history with DMI to facilitate communication.


Paul Burstow, MP

Intern/Assistant to Diary Secretary

•Managed constituent correspondence and created informational synopses of constituent concerns including immigration issues, veterans’ concerns, and the News of the World phone hacking case.
•Served as lead scheduler for the MP’s meetings with interest groups at the annual party conference.

Career medium 02
Career medium 02

Orrill, Cordell & Beary, LLC

Assistant to Claims Adminstrator

•Coordinated client relations and functioned as the first point of contact for the Louisiana Recreational Fishermen Class Action suit filed against BP.
•Maintained the Trial Works database with case and client information by adding relevant documents and case progress updates as they came into the office.


Orrill, Cordell & Beary, LLC

Intern/File Clerk

•Maintained Excel spreadsheets and Trial Works database with case and client information
•Communicated with customers and acted as an office assistant

The College of William and Mary

BA, Government, Process Management and Consulting

American University

Master of Arts (M.A.), International Relations and Affairs