Scott Brunner is currently chief of the Surveillance and Aviation Section, Critical Incident Response Group, FBI. Mr. Brunner is the FBI’s senior executive responsible for managing and directing its surveillance and aviation operations including all mobile and air surveillance assets, unmanned aerial systems, and the FBI’s global response special mission aircraft. Mr. Brunner ensures safe and effective aviation and surveillance support for all facets of FBI intelligence, investigative and law enforcement activities and operations worldwide.
Prior to this assignment Mr. Brunner served as legal attaché in Bogota, Colombia with responsibility for FBI matters in Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.
During his 20 year career with the FBI Mr. Brunner has served in several positions in both FBI headquarters and field office divisions to include national program manager of the FBI Hungarian National Bureau of Investigation Organized Crime Task Force, FBI headquarters; program manager for the Major Mexican Traffickers Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Strike Force in the FBI’s San Diego Division; chief of the FBI’s Safe Streets Gang Unit where he led the FBI’s anti-gang program managing 168 FBI Violent Gang Task Forces; and as Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Louisville Division as the Criminal and Administrative ASAC and the National Security and Intelligence Program ASAC.
Mr. Brunner has also served as an FBI SWAT member and pilot in in both the Oklahoma City and Portland Divisions.
Mr. Brunner holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Arizona State University and will receive his Master’s Degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Unmanned Systems in 2018.