FDD sponsors educational opportunities for mid-career U.S. national security professionals. Alumni of these programs are not FDD employees and join FDD’s National Security Network (NSN).
National Security Network Participant
National Security Network Participant

Angela Tapia

U.S. Air Force


Last updated: Feb 1, 2018

Major Angela Tapia is a Special Assistant assigned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs supporting legislative engagements for the Homeland Defense & Global Security and Intergovernmental Affairs portfolios.  Angela works directly with the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defenses for Homeland Defense Integration & Defense Support to Civil Authorities, Defense Continuity & Mission Assurance and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction.  Additionally, she supports the Defense Technology Security Administration. Prior to her current assignment, she served as a defense fellow on Capitol Hill.  She deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and oversaw the maintenance of F-16 and enabled 1,208 combat sorties.  She holds a Master’s degree in Military Art and Science, Operational Warfare and a Certificate in Legislative Studies from the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University.

Full Bio