SPA THSP Representative

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JOSHUA EWIG, THSP REPRESENTATIVE
Program: Master of Terrorism and Homeland Security Policy

Joshua Ewig is a first year student pursing a Master’s in Terrorism and Homeland Security Policy. Joshua is the Terrorism and Homeland Security Policy representative for the School of Public Affairs Graduate Student Council.

Joshua currently holds as Congressional Internship in the House of Representatives where he supports the legislative staff by attending briefings and composing memos on matters of homeland security, defense and veterans affairs.

Prior to attending American University, Joshua served for four years in the United States Marine Corps. Serving as an Infantryman, Joshua served in in the Washington, D.C. area first as an infantryman in Alpha Company at Marine Barracks Washington, conducting raids, patrols and other security-related training at Quantico, Virginia.

In this role, Joshua also conducted over two hundred full honor funerals at Arlington National Cemetery. Joshua was then selected to be a Personal Escort for the Secretary of Defense, Secretary Ashton Carter and later Secretary James Mattis. In this position, Joshua developed strong personnel relationships with foreign diplomats from countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, China, Israel, Japan, Australia, Great Britain, and Germany.

Following the completion of this role, Joshua became a Non-Commissioned Officer and served as the Training Non-Commissioned Officer at Marine Barracks Washington. Joshua communicated and correlated with 32 different sections containing over 300 personnel making a cohesive team while also conducting, leading, and managing security-related training as well as training assistance programs.

Throughout his time in the Marine Corps, Joshua received the Office of Secretary of Defense Badge, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.