Brian E. Gould (USA SF, Ret.) served in the U.S Army and U.S. Special Forces for over two (2) decades. Following his retirement from service, Mr. Gould worked in the private sector as a Senior Strategic Planner at Special Operations Command (SOCCENT) at MacDill AFB, Florida, Project Manager of an international small business start-up program in the Middle East and acted as Director of Special Projects at the International Institute for Homeland Security, Defense and Restoration in Washington, D.C. Mr. Gould is currently the President of Applied Solutions Consulting, LLC (ASC), a small business based in Florida, and a partner of the International Reconstruction Group (IRG) in Washington, D.C.
During his military career Mr. Gould was engaged in the Eastern European, Middle Eastern, and African theaters as part of U.S. ongoing missions and military operations. Upon retirement from military service, he transitioned into the private sector, using the extensive knowledge of international military, political, and economic situations gained during his service to provide critical insight to government and private sector organizations. Mr. Gould specializes in providing advisory and management services for international reconstruction and development projects, stability operations, and international commercial development. His current focus is international economic and infrastructure reform, to include critical infrastructure, political structure and financial structure and how these functions affect international business.
Mr. Gould is an active member of several local, national, and international organizations, including the Committee on Foreign Relations (CFR), The Global SOF Foundation, National Defense Industry Association (NDIA), Armed Forces Communications Electronic Association (AFCEA), and the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition as a Veteran for Smart Power.