John Brennan’s bio, at a glance

Name: John O. Brennan.

Age: 57 (North Bergen, N.J., Sept. 22, 1955).

Education: Bachelor’s degree in political science, Fordham University, 1977; master’s degree in government, University of Texas at Austin, 1980.


Experience: Assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, 2009-present; president and chief executive of the Analysis Corp., McLean, Va., 2005-08; interim director of the National Counterterrorism Center, 2004-2005; director of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center, 2003-2004; CIA deputy executive director, 2001-2003; CIA analyst, officer, and foreign station chief.

Family: Wife, Kathy Pokluda Brennan; three children.