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Michael Buscher

Virginia Ambassador

Name:  Michael Buscher

Hometown:  Leesburg

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Business Position:  Executive Director

Civilian Education:  MS, Liberty University (Intl Relations), BA, University of Washington

Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies:  Association of the US Army, Reserve Organization of America, Intelligence & National Security Alliance – Technology & Innovation Council, Harvard National Security & Law Association, State Department Overseas Security and Advisory Council, FBI InfraGard, Energy Security Council, OSS Society, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Executive Committee, Civil Air Patrol – Virginia Wing (Major), National Defense Industrial Association (Life Member)

Civilian Honors:  National Council of American Executives - Top Ranked U.S. Executives Award, US Patent & Trademark Office – Airframe Patent (US20130105628A1)

Military Retirement Rank and Date, Service and Key Positions: Retired June 2017, Lieutenant Colonel, USAR, J2X U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Current Operations Officer, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, TF-145, TF 6-26, Baghdad, Iraq &, CJSOTF-A Afghanistan.

Name of Spouse and Children: Spouse - Stephanie Buscher, Children – Kaitlynn & Jacob

Army Reserve Ambassador Michael Buscher is the Executive Director of Fortem Technologies, a leading provider of Counter UAS technologies for the government and civilian markets. Prior to that he was the Chief Growth Officer for, a recognized leader in AI/ML enabled technology to the government and private sector.  Prior to this position, Mr. Buscher held a variety of senior leadership roles to include Vice President at Peraton, Vice President & Director of the National Intelligence Center at Huntington Ingalls Industries as well as Chief Executive Officer at Vanguard Defense Industries which pioneered the use of unmanned technology for law enforcement and the commercial sector.  In addition to Mr. Buscher’s six years of enlisted and 24 years of service as a Commissioned Officer in the Army and Army Reserves, he served nearly ten years as a Senior Operations Officer in the Central Intelligence Agency while simultaneously continuing his service in the USAR.  Mr. Buscher has served on two separate Joint Terrorism Task Forces, Chaired the Gulf Coast Anti-Terrorism Taskforce, briefed senior policy makers and held significant leadership roles domestically, as well as in Iraq, Afghanistan, North Africa and Eastern Europe.