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Jayson L. Spiegel

Maryland Ambassador

Name:                      Jayson L. Spiegel

Hometown:             Gaithersburg

E-mail Address:     Jayson_Spiegel@yahoo.com

Business Position:  Program Manager, Optivor Technologies, Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Civilian Education:  JD, University of Virginia, BA, Georgetown University

Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies:   ROA, MOAA,  Project Management Institute, Reserve Forces Policy Board Fellows, American Security Project

Civilian Honors:  Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award; Commandant of the US Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award

Military Retirement Rank and Date, Service and Key Positions: LTC, Army Reserve (Retired March 1, 2019); Served 1981-2009; Final position was IMA Legislative Liaison Officer, OCAR; previously served as IMA Assistant Deputy Director of Intelligence, J2

Name of Spouse and Children: Spouse Deborah (Medical Technologist, National Institutes of Health); Son CPT Kyle Spiegel, Maryland Army National Guard (deploying with 29 ID to CENTCOM in support of Operation Spartan Shield, Spring 2021); Daughter Alicia Spiegel (Psychometrist, National Institutes of Health)

Army Reserve Ambassador Jayson L. Spiegel has served in a variety of senior executive positions in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. He is currently a senior program manager where he manages worldwide contracts supporting military personnel. From 1999-2003, Ambassador Spiegel was the Executive Director of the Reserve Officers Association of America (ROA), a professional association that serves and the only exclusive advocate for the Reserve Components. While at ROA, he was named to the US Chamber of Commerce “Committee of 100” leading association executives. Ambassador Spiegel served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Force Management, Manpower and Resources), where he was the Army’s senior manpower and force management official. He also was the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) for one year. Prior to entering Government service, Ambassador Spiegel was an attorney in private practice, representing clients in professional liability litigation in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area.