Strategic Security &
Special Agent, USG
Jen Grant Holland is federal government employee who has worked in the National Security career field for over 14 years. She has taught courses on Homeland Security, Terrorism and International Crime, Islamic Extremism, Middle East Customs/Culture, and Security Policy, among other topics.
During her time with the federal government, Ms. Holland worked and travelled overseas providing warning and intelligence support in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. She also worked for several years with the detainees suspected of terrorism and other war crimes and held at Guantanamo Bay. Her award-nominated thesis research “Pathways to Jihadism: Motivations of Detainees Captures in the Global War on Terror” focused on the link between social identity and terrorism utilizing her own interviews of terrorists.
Ms. Holland holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College, as well as an undergraduate degree in International Relations and Foreign Policy from American University. She is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College Command and Staff Program, the DoD Executive Leadership Development Program, Squadron Officer School, and the Air and Space Basic Course.