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  • Sociology
  • School

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Expertise

  • Counter-Terrorism/Terrorism Studies
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Leadership Development/Leadership Studies
  • Homeland Security
  • National Security
  • Biography

    Jonathan M. Froehlich holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Gettysburg College, a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security from Pennsylvania State University, and post-graduate certificates from Cornell University and the George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.  He is currently working on his MA/PhD in Politics at The Catholic University of America with a concentration in American Government.  He is a member of Phi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honors Society.  
    Mr. Froehlich serves as a Special Assistant in Director’s Office Division of the FBI.  During his 16-year FBI career, he has worked in the Counterterrorism Division, the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, and the Leadership Development Program.  In 2007, he completed a deployment to Iraq as part of a joint law enforcement/military counter-terrorism/counter-insurgency task force.  In 2009, he was detailed to the FBI’s Legal Attaché office in Islamabad, Pakistan.  In 2017, he served as an adjunct faculty member and seminar leader at the George C. Marshall Center’s Program on Terrorism and Security Studies.  He has taught counter-terrorism and WMD-related courses and delivered briefings in countries such as Mexico, Moldova, Croatia, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and Israel.  He has also worked with FBI counterparts at the U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and at INTERPOL in Lyon, France.  Throughout his career, he has supported security operations at several major special events including Super Bowls XLIII and XLIV and President Barack Obama’s first Presidential Inauguration.
    Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Froehlich worked as a Pretrial Services Officer for the Washington, DC Pretrial Services Agency.  While there, he supervised upwards of 150 criminal defendants on pre-trial release for a variety of violent and drug-related offenses within the DC Superior Court system.  
    Mr. Froehlich lives in NW Washington, DC with his wife, his five year-old daughter, and two dogs.