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Bryan R. Lemons

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Bryan R. Lemons, Chief Counsel

In October 2023, Bryan R. Lemons was appointed to serve as the Chief Counsel of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), leading a legal organization of attorney-advisors at three training delivery points. Mr. Lemons oversees the legal training provided for federal, state, local and international law enforcement officers attending basic and advanced training at FLETC’s four domestic and two international training sites. He is also responsible for providing guidance to the FLETC Director and other senior executives on legal and policy issues affecting the FLETC mission.

Prior to his selection as Chief Counsel, Mr. Lemons served as the Assistant Director (AD), Mission and Readiness Support Directorate. In this role, he was responsible for the oversight of a vast real property portfolio consisting of 592 buildings and 273 training venues, comprised of 5.7 million square feet of owned property, with a total replacement value of over $2.4 billion. Simultaneously, he provided oversight of a vehicle fleet of more than 1,200 vehicles valued at over $30 million, as well as a personal property portfolio valued at $115 million. Further, he oversaw $225 million in service contracts to enable the law enforcement training of nearly 70,000 students annually across four geographically separated locations.

Mr. Lemons joined the United States Marine Corps in 1989, where he served as a defense attorney, prosecuting attorney, and senior legal advisor for executive-level managers until 1999, when he joined FLETC as a Senior Instructor in the Legal Division (LGD). From 2001 through 2019, Mr. Lemons served in multiple leadership positions across FLETC, including as a Branch Chief in LGD, Chief of the Environmental and Safety Division, Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) of the Glynco Training Directorate, DAD of the Administration Directorate, and FLETC Chief of Staff. In 2019, Mr. Lemons was appointed to the Senior Executive Service and initially served as the AD for FLETC’s Technical Training Operations Directorate.

Mr. Lemons received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Methodist University in 1989 and his Juris Doctorate degree from St. Louis University School of Law in 1992. He received his Master’s degree in Public Administration from Valdosta State University in 2011. Mr. Lemons is a 2007 graduate of the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership in a Democratic Society Program, and a 2009 graduate of the Department of Homeland Security’s Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program. He received the DHS Secretary’s Exceptional Service Gold Medal Award in 2022.

Mr. Lemons was a member of the Board of Directors of the Glynn Community Crisis Center from 2012-2015 and has been an adjunct faculty member at the College of Coastal Georgia since 2013, teaching in the School of Business and Public Management. Mr. Lemons is married and has four children.