Chief Strategy Officer
France currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer of MAG Aerospace (MAG), a private-equity backed corporation providing ISR Operations, Training, and Technical Services; as well as other Specialty Aviation worldwide. He joined MAG as a member of the Founding Team shortly after MAG began operations in 2010.
France has over 20 years of national security experience, with service in every branch of Government. He served as a law clerk to the Senate Judiciary Committee and summer law clerk to Judge Jamie Baker on the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He also clerked for Judge Thomas Griffith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and was appointed by President George W. Bush as an Associate White House Counsel and Special Assistant to the President. Shortly after leaving the White House in January 2009, France mobilized in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM where he served as the Executive Officer of a U.S. Army Special Forces Company on a 7 month combat deployment in Southeast Afghanistan.
France graduated in the academic top 1% of his West Point class, received a Masters in Criminal Justice from Washburn University, and graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. He somehow also managed to pass both Ranger School and the CPA Exam, although not in the same year. France previously deployed to the Former Yugoslavia during Operations Joint Endeavor and Joint Guard and later served as the Deputy Chief of Police and SWAT Commander for Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He also previously worked as a trial lawyer at the law firm of Williams & Connolly LLP and briefly served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. France was born in Saigon, Vietnam, immigrated to the United States at the age of 2, and was raised in Tumwater, Washington.