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When: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
From 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Barcode
1101 17th St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20036
United States
Contact: Audrey Sutton

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Please join the ISOA team and welcome Major General (Ret.) James Lariviere as the new Interim Executive Director of ISOA. This free event will take place at Barcode (1101 17th St. N.W., Washington D.C., 20036) from 6:00-8:00 on 25 August 2015.



As a recently retired Major General in the Marine Corps Reserve, James Lariviere has over 20 years of civilian and military experience in national security affairs. His active and Reserve service as a combat arms officer includes command at every level from reconnaissance platoon through Marine Division. Lariviere has also served in over 30 countries and participated in contingency operations in Lebanon and Afghanistan. His most recent active duty assignment was as Deputy Director Pol-Mil Affairs for Africa on the Joint Staff.

In civilian life, Lariviere has over a decade of experience on Capitol Hill. He served as military legislative assistant to the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Military Personnel, and later as a professional staff member on the Defense Policy Staff of the House Armed Services Committee. His portfolio included legislative and policy oversight of on-going contingency operations, the Joint Staff, Combatant Commands, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Policy and issues relating to foreign nations. Lastly, he served as the Staff Director and Minority Staff Director of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and was responsible for legislative and policy oversight for all aspects of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

In the private sector, Lariviere worked as a senior public policy advisor and consultant. He assisted companies develop legislative and marketing strategies in the defense, homeland security and veterans affairs sectors.

Lariviere holds a B.A. in History from The Citadel, an M.A. in Government from Georgetown University and is a graduate of the Air War College.



Hors d'oeuveres will be served



- Business casual


Nearest Metro station:

- Farragut North (Red Line)

- Farragut West (Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines)



- Limited street parking is available.

- Some parking garages and pay lots are located nearby.


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