Teaches IMC 648 Executive Communications and Leadership
Brian Fickel is a passionate executive communications advisor, spokesperson, and speechwriter with over 15 years of experience in strategic communications and public relations. Fickel relishes opportunities to help others develop their skills and abilities, always striving to help them achieve their full potential.
Fickel recently retired from the US Army where he was most recently Director of the Army Public Affairs Center, located at Fort Meade, Maryland, and managed all aspects of the Army Public Affairs career management field. He holds expertise in both internal and external communications at the Army installation level and higher and has legislative affairs experience at the three- and four-star levels.
Fickel began his public affairs career in 2007 after
graduating from Defense Information School at Fort Meade. He has advised
commanders at the U.S. Army division level and above, including serving as the
public affairs advisor to the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, the United
States Forces – Iraq commander, and the US Central Command commander.
Fickel's academic achievements include a Bachelor of Arts in
Policy Studies from Dickinson College, a Master of Arts in Management from
Webster University, and a Master of Science in Public Relations and Corporate
Communications from Georgetown University, as well as a Master of Science in
Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. His education has equipped him
with a deep understanding of leadership, management communication,
organizational behavior and public relations.
In addition to his public affairs work, Fickel has dedicated
himself to developing and delivering training programs that empower people to
give effective presentations, handle media interviews, and build strong
relationships with clients. He is also a sought-after lecturer on leadership
and executive communications including the US Army Pre-Command course at Fort
Fickel's accomplishments have earned him the reputation of someone
known for his enthusiastic, energetic and insightful approach to education and
advising executive leaders. He is passionate about helping people achieve their
full potential and making a positive impact in their personal and professional