Brian Michael Jenkins, born in 1942 in Chicago, is an expert on terrorism and transportation security. During his nearly four decades of analysis, Jenkins has advised governments, private corporations, the Catholic Church, the Church of England, and many other international organizations on terrorist threats.
Jenkins joined the army at 19. He served with the 7th Special Forces Group in the Dominican Republic and with the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam. He subsequently served as a civilian with the Long Range Planning Task Group advising General Creighton Abrams, commander of military operations in Vietnam.
From 1989 to 1998 he was deputy chairman of security firm Kroll Associates.