Gary Brown is Professor of Cyber Security at Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia. Previously he served as Head of Communications and Congressional Affairs for the Washington Delegation, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC); he was with the ICRC from 2012-2015. Prior to joining the ICRC, he served 24 years as a judge advocate with the United States Air Force. Colonel Brown’s Air Force career included five overseas assignments, including serving for a year as the senior legal advisor for combat air operations in Afghanistan and Iraq at the Combined Air Operations Center, Southwest Asia. In his final military assignment, he was the first senior legal counsel for U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland, where he served for three years. Colonel Brown teaches cyber operations law and policy, and has authored several articles
related to cyber warfare, including “Spying and Fighting in Cyberspace,” Journal of Nat’l Security Law & Policy (2016); “Easier Said Than Done: Legal Reviews of Cyber Weapons,” Journal of Nat’l Security Law & Policy (2014) (coauthor); “Why Iran Didn’t Admit Stuxnet Was an Attack,” Joint Forces Quarterly (2011); and “On the Spectrum of Cyberspace Operations,” Small Wars Journal (2012) (coauthor). He was the official U.S. observer to the drafting the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare (2013), and is a member of the International Group of Experts drafting the second edition of the Tallinn Manual. He has a law degree from the University of Nebraska and an LL.M. in international law from Cambridge University.