Brandon Padilla joined San Diego Diplomacy Council in February 2020. Brandon is a former special agent with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, having completed tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, Mexico, Senegal, and a temporary assignment to Singapore. Prior to the U.S. Department of State, Brandon was a police officer with the city of San Diego and served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He holds an MPA from CSU Dominguez Hills and a BS in Criminal Justice Administration from San Diego State University. Brandon is married with three boys and actively volunteers with a number of local nonprofit organizations.