Foreign policy, national and economic security advisor. Devises Republican defense strategy. Leader in National Defense Authorization Act strategy.
Brandt Anderson adeptly navigates the constantly-shifting international security and national defense landscapes. He develops and executes advocacy strategies to capitalize on policy inflection points in domestic defense issues, including the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) appropriations process. His deep understanding of U.S. security policy allows him to advise a broad range of clients on these matters, including non-defense organizations.
Brandt’s national security know-how was developed during his years in the legislature, where he served in both the House and Senate on issues related to foreign policy, defense, and the military. His connectivity to Republicans on the Hill allows him to keep clients updated on pertinent foreign affairs concerns, such as the state of U.S.-China policy. He worked directly in the legislative process, playing a key role in Sen. Todd Young’s (R-IN) office during the formation, drafting and bipartisan coalition building for the CHIPS and Science Act and advising on issues in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Before joining Sen. Young’s office, Brandt worked with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as a military legislative assistant, assisting with matters in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He also served in the House, working on military and national security issues under Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) and the late Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN). Brandt is an Army veteran, serving as an officer and helicopter pilot during U.S. operations in Afghanistan.