Commissioner Bio

Paul Arcangeli

Paul Arcangeli has over three decades of experience as a public servant, including serving in the United States Army, as a Department of Defense civilian, and as a professional staffer to the House of Representatives. Paul’s expertise lies in national security policy and legislation. He served 18 years as a staffer on the House Armed Services Committee, the last 12 years as the Staff Director, overseeing the Department of Defense and directing the preparation of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes over $750 billion in funding for the U.S. military.

Paul has worked on 18 NDAAs and played a key role in shepherding the fiscal year 2021 NDAA to the only veto override in the bill’s history. Prior to working for the House of Representatives, he served as the Director of the Department of Defense Humanitarian Demining Training Center, training special operations soldiers to establish landmine clearance programs in 43 countries. Paul’s experience as an Army officer included service in explosive ordnance disposal, information technology, and logistics. Paul holds a master’s degree in Information Technology and Management from the United States Naval Post Graduate School, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of North Georgia. Paul Arcangeli is currently a Principal with Invariant Government Relations in Washington, DC.