ISOA Welcomes New Interim Executive Director Major General James Lariviere

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The International Stability Operations Association is pleased to welcome Major General James Lariviere USMCR (Ret.) as the Association's new Interim Executive Director.

MajGen James Lariviere, new Interim Executive Director of ISOA

MajGen Lariviere's extensive leadership and management skills as well as his background in security and national defense will ensure ISOA remains the preeminent spokesman for the stability operations industry.

The International Stability Operations Association is fortunate to have Major General James Lariviere on board as the Association's leader. His distinguished background brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the stability operations industry community. Just retired from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve where he most recently served on the Joint Staff, MajGen Lariviere has extensive background in stability operations with service in Lebanon and Afghanistan as well as Commanding General of the 4th Marine Division. He also brings in-depth legislative expertise having served in a number of positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress including as Director of the House Veteran's Affairs Committee and as a Professional Staff Member on the House Armed Services Committee's Defense Policy Staff. He also worked in the private sector as Senior Public Policy Advisor for Holland and Knight, LLC and as a member of The Spectrum Group. He replaces Ado Machida who recently departed ISOA to pursue other opportunities.

Lariviere joins ISOA from a position as Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs (Africa), on the Joint Staff. He holds a Master's Degree in National Security Affairs from Georgetown University and a B.A. from The Citadel. He is a graduate of the Amphibious Warfare School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, the Air War College and U.S. Army Ranger School. His decoration include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star, and the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three gold stars.

“I am absolutely delighted that Jim Lariviere has agreed to lead ISOA as the new Interim Executive Director,” said William Imbrie, Chairman of the ISOA Board of Directors. “Jim is very well known to the ISOA Board and many of our member companies, and brings a unique mix of leadership, intimate knowledge of foreign policy and national defense, and mastery of the Congressional portfolio to the Association.”

MajGen Lariviere’s extensive leadership and management skills as well as his background in security and national defense will ensure ISOA remains the preeminent spokesman for the stability operations industry, providing value to ISOA"s current and future members and representing ISOA's member's interests to the executive and legislative branches, think tanks and academia. MajGen Lariviere will work to advocate and guarantee a memorable 10th Annual Summit in October.

The International Stability Operations Association is a global association of private sector and non-governmental organizations that provide services to support international security objectives in fragile environments worldwide. ISOA’s mission is to promote a strong and effective international stability operations industry that embraces uniform standards of conduct in the pursuit of global security objectives.

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