Arlington, Va. - Micah Edmond, an executive with more than fifteen years experience in senior advisory positions with the Department of Defense, on the Hill and in the private sector, has joined the Aerospace Industries Association as assistant vice president of Industrial Base Policy. He will report to Christian Marrone, vice president of National Security and Acquisition Policy, and will be responsible for managing AIA’s work in support of the defense industrial base including the many suppliers that rely on AIA for advocacy in this important area.
Most recently, Edmond founded and managed Edmond & Co., a consulting services firm. His work included appointments to advise the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction and the Simpson-Bowles Deficit Reduction Commission. He also served as an officer in the Marines Corps for eight years, including senior staff positions at the Pentagon working on budget, strategic planning and logistics.
“Micah’s extensive experience advising senior government officials on defense issues and deficit reduction will be a great asset,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “In a time of increasing pressure on defense budgets, Micah’s strong analytic skills and knowledge of DOD budgets will be very important in supporting our members’ interests.”
Edmond served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2006, including two years in the Pentagon serving general officers on issues of budget and strategic planning, as well as two years serving as Special Assistant to the Commanding General of the Marine Corps 3rd Force Service Support Group in Japan. He subsequently served as Defense advisor to Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) and Senior Defense Advisor to Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio), both senior members of the House Armed Services Committee.
Edmond holds a B.A. from Williams College and an M.A. and M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.