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Andrew Bringuel, II


In 1999 Mr. Bringuel was promoted to the Weapons of Mass Destruction Countermeasures Unit as a supervisor and Program Manager of the Information Sharing and Outreach Unit at the National Domestic Preparedness Office (NDPO) where he created, edited and co-wrote the Beacon newsletter as well as the On-Scene Commanders Guide for Responding to Chemical and Biological Threats. http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/ndpo/oscg_ndpo.pdf 

Mr. Bringuel is considered a subject matter expert (SME) regarding criminal profiling, combating violent extremism, relational policing processes, crisis negotiations, and conflict & crisis management practices. From 2005 to 2016 Mr. Bringuel was the principle FBI instructor at the National Academy for countering violent extremism and relational police practices. He taught 3 graduate level courses as an Adjunct Instructor for the University of Virginia as well as an undergraduate class for Catholic University. He conducted training around the world for the DoS at the International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEA) on terrorism, policing in multicultural environments, intelligence-led policing practices, conflict and crisis management, and understanding criminal mindsets and the government’s response. Mr. Bringuel has a long working history with the U.S military participating in red cell exercises, collaborative writing, and providing training from the Pentagon to Ft. Bragg, Quantico, Camp LeJeune, and Camp Pendleton.

Mr. Bringuel has published articles and books on the topics of terrorism and policing. He has been awarded the Thomas Jefferson award for research by the University of Virginia. He was the program manager for the Terrorism Research and Analysis Program (TRAP) and Behavioral Informatics and Technology Studies (BITS) program. The programs developed two intelligence amplification tools including the Threat Assessment Source Evaluation Report (TASER) and the Group Analysis Protocol (GAP), the first is intended to improve the suspicious activities report through the Guardian threat assessment process and the second tool is designed to improve confidential human source (CHS) targeting, development, and recruitment. He is working on a bio-optic sensor that will improve police officer’s and war fighter’s situational awareness and emotional intelligence providing improved ability to detect micro-facial emotional changes and deception.  Mr. Bringuel has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from St. Leo University, and a Master’s degree in Adult Education from the University of Virginia, go Wahoos!.


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Andrew (Andy) Bringuel, II, was an FBI Agent Supervisor Instructor/Researcher at the FBI Academy’s Behavioral Science Unit and had over 27 years of investigative and management experience before retiring in April 2017.

Mr. Bringuel is the Executive Director of the Behavioral Science Unit, LLC a private training, consulting, and research firm located in central New York. He can be reached at 703-401-7260. Andy has successfully transferred behavioral assessment skills from the public sector to the private sector developing evidence-based business practices to improve relational leadership, intelligence-based sales & customer relations, behavioral-based corporate security including improving physical security and force protection, and stress management and resiliency through the stress management and resiliency training (SMART) program.   


Mr. Bringuel’s investigative accomplishments include finding a key piece of evidence from an IED that killed Federal Judge William Vance.  He was the Case Agent in a successful five-year organized crime investigation involving associates of the Genovese crime family. As a result of that case Mr. Bringuel received the United States Attorney General’s Award for Environmental Crimes investigation in 2001. Mr. Bringuel worked as an Undercover Agent for a year and was a Crisis Negotiator during the 1996 Montana Freemen barricade.  Agent Bringuel was a first responder to the Eric Rudolph abortion clinic bombing in 1997 as well as the terrorist attack on the Pentagon after 09/11/2001. Mr. Bringuel worked cybercrimes and investigated the first computer-based crime prosecuted in the Northern District of Alabama in 1991.