David James Bruce

Multimedia Journalist


David Bruce is a twenty-five-year federal law enforcement veteran, with extensive experience in training, counterterrorism operations and human intelligence gathering. He is a frequent contributor to several magazines and publications, including: Transportation Security International, Analyzing War, Skillset Magazine, and the Forward Observer, where he writes about terrorism, crime, investigations and intelligence.

Prior to his recent retirement, David served as a Federal Air Marshal and was assigned as a task force officer to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Boston Office. There he investigated cases of domestic and international terrorism with a focus on threats to transportation. David has received numerous awards and commendations for his work throughout the years. These include life-saving/bravery awards and also the 2019 Department of Homeland Security Leadership Award. Mr. Bruce has also received a Director’s awards for his contributions during the Boston Marathon Bombing and the investigation that followed. Prior to his law enforcement career, David began his service at the age of 18, as a paratrooper/combat medic in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Mr. Bruce is a board member for the American Counterterrorism Targeting and Resilience Institute and also as a mentor for Military Veterans in Journalism (MVJ). In 2019, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is currently working on his Master’s in Journalism from Emerson College.