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Michael Clauser

National Security Legislative Assistant
 
U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, Dist Of Col, 20515, United States

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Michael Clauser - Professional Summary:   

Michael Clauser served as the National Security Legislative Assistant in the Washington, D.C. office of a prominent U.S. Representative. He supported the Congressman's work on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Committee on Armed Services. Michael Clauser researched policy in areas such as defense, foreign affairs, science and technology, NASA, civil-religious matters, military construction, and homeland security. He offered legislative recommendations. Before joining the staff on Capitol Hill, Michael Clauser worked at the Pentagon as a Presidential Appointee in the Administration of George W. Bush. Michael Clauser accepted his first position in Washington, DC as a Research Associate at Commonwealth Consulting Corporation, a full-service management consulting firm that advises various domestic and international clients in matters of public affairs, government relations, operations research, and international marketing. Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Michael Clauser achieved the rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 191, and graduated from Saucon Valley High School. He majored in philosophy and religious studies at the Pennsylvania State University, where he obtained dual Bachelor’s degrees after only three years of study, graduating in 2004. He minored in classics and international studies and studied in Athens, Greece for a semester. Later, Michael Clauser earned a Master’s degree in European Studies from the University of Exeter in England as part of its Centre for European Studies’ dual degree program. Through that program he obtained a second Master’s in International Relations at the Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Poznaniu (Poznań University of Economics) in Poland. Michael Clauser took on further graduate studies at the U.S. Naval War College based in Newport, Rhode Island. Michael Clauser has published articles on topics relating to national security in the Political Studies Review, the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, and Small Wars Journal. The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) named Michael Clauser a Next Generation National Security Leader, and the Project on Nuclear Issues at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) selected him for their 2011 Nuclear Scholar Initiative.

 

 

 

 

Michael Clauser - Professional Experience:    

Position: U.S. House of Representatives

National Security Legislative Assistant

Legislative Office

Washington, DC US

03/2009 — 12/2010

Support the Congressman on issue relating to the military, foreign affairs, homeland security, NASA, and religion in civic life. Develop legislation for the Congressman including stand alone bills and amendments. Liaison with constituents. Ensure that the interests of Sheppard Air Force Base, the Pantex Plant, and Bell Helicopter are known to the Congressman. Serve as the Congressman's primary liaison to the House Armed Services Committee. Represent the Congressman at meetings and external events. Conduct research on national security topics. Provide written content for new releases, websites, and floor speeches. Provide information on background to reporters.

 

Position: Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy

Special Assistant

Government

Washington, DC US

03/1/2009 — 03/1/2009

Draft strategy and policy documents relating to Maritime Domain Awareness and cybersecurity.

Part of a team that drafted two Secretary of the Navy Instructions: 3052.1 pertaining to Maritime Domain Awareness; and 3052.2 pertaining to Navy responsibilities in cyberspace.

Served as an appointee in the Presidential Administration of George W. Bush.

 

Education: U.S. Naval War College

National Security and Strategic Studies

MA

Newport, RI US

08//2008 — 05/2012

 

 

Education: Pennsylvania State University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

BA; BA

University Park, PA US

08/1/2001 — 08/1/2004

 

Finished two bachelors degrees and two minors in three years while founding a fraternity and studying abroad.

Minored in Classics as well as International Studies. Studied Abroad in Athens, Greece from January 2004 to May 2004.

 

Professional Organizations:

Member, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. Member, Air Force Association. Member, Association of the United States Army. Member, Navy League of the United States.

 

Charities:

Member, 1869 Society - Corcoran Gallery of Art. Donated to Campus Crusade for Christ. Donated to Washington Scholars Program. Donated to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Donated to Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Donated to Heifer International.

 

Hobbies / Activities:

Running, Lifting, Reading, Traveling, Baking, Painting,

 

Groups / Organizations:

Capitol Hill Running Club member. Nuclear Scholars Initiative, Project on Nuclear Issues, Center for Strategic and International Studies. Next Generation National Security Leader, Center for a New American Security. Madison Fellow, Heritage Foundation-Hillsdale College-Federalist Society. Congressional Fellow, Partnership for a Secure America.

 

Favorite Authors:

Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Walt Whitman, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Thucydides, Plato, Fredrich Nietzsche,

 

Favorite Books:

"History of the Peloponnesian War," Thucydides. "The Republic," Plato. The Bible. "Thus Spoke Zarathusta," Fredrich Nietzsche. "On the Road," Jack Kerouac

 

 

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