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
FDD’s National Security Fellow
National Security Network Participant

Steven Arango

U.S. Marine Corps


Last updated: Jan 10, 2023

Steven Arango is a Judge Advocate in the Marine Corps and serves as a Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for Training and Education Command at Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCBQ). Prior to this role, he served as a prosecutor at MCBQ. While serving as a prosecutor, he was selected as a Regional Affairs Officer for Latin America. This position was awarded based on Steven’s extensive political-military experience with this region. Prior to his time on active duty, Steven served as a federal law clerk for U.S. District Judge Fernando Rodriguez, who presides on the Southern Border. In his free time, he has published more than 20 articles, ranging from foreign policy and international affairs to legal questions surrounding 21st century technology. These articles have found homes in notable places, such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and SAIS Journal of International Affairs. Steven is also a Visiting Fellow for the National Security Institute in Arlington, Virginia and currently obtaining an LL.M in National Security and Cybersecurity Law at the George Washington University School of Law.

Full Bio