Strategic Security &
Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Coast Guard
Assistant Professor Frank Nolan has worked extensively in the fields of foreign intelligence, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, critical infrastructure protection, and drug enforcement.
He has served as Legal Counsel to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate, the U.S. Coast Guard Counterintelligence Service, and the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Counterterrorism and Special Missions. In addition, he has served as Judge Advocate at the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Maritime and International Law and as Assistant Legal Counsel at the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Infrastructure Protection Center. He currently serves as a senior attorney at the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Before practicing law, Mr. Nolan served as an intelligence officer in the U.S Navy. His assignments included Naval Special Warfare Group One, the Office of Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection at U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Maritime Strike Squadron Forty One, Fighter Squadrons One and Two, and the Fleet Intelligence Training Center, Pacific. During his Naval career, he deployed aboard the U.S.S. Ranger during Operation Restore Hope and the U.S.S. Constellation during Operation Southern Watch.
He holds a master’s degree in strategic intelligence from the National Intelligence University, a master’s degree in strategic studies (homeland security and homeland defense) from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a master’s degree in information leadership (cyber security) from the National Defense University. Finally, he holds a degree in American Government from Georgetown University and a law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.