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Michael Herson

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Michael Herson is President and Chief Executive Officer of American Defense International, Inc. a Washington, DC consulting firm consulting firm specializing in government affairs, business development and program management representing about 75  organizations in 10 countries.

In 1990, Herson was appointed as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management and Personnel.  After leaving the Department of Defense in early 1993, Michael Herson joined the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution as a Visiting Fellow for National Security Affairs.  From April 1993 to June 1993, Herson was part of the team that successfully defended the Great Lakes Naval Training Center before the Base Closure Commission.  On June 7, 1994, Michael Herson won the Republican primary election becoming his party’s nominee for the U.S. Congress in New Jersey’s Sixth District and received national recognition as one of the youngest candidates in the country.

He has been quoted as a political and defense expert in many national and Washington publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Businessweek, Investor’s Business Daily, The Huffington Post, The Hill, and Roll Call and has been interviewed on National Public Radio.  The Hill newspaper named him as one of the top lobbyists in Washington and one of the top “Hired Guns” in the nation’s capital.

He has a Bachelors Degree in American Government from Georgetown University, a Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law, and a Masters Degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.