Congratulations to Fluet Partner France Hoang, who recently joined the National Security Institute (NSI) at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School as a Visiting Fellow.

The NSI’s mission is “to identify practical solutions to hard, real-world national security problems,” according to its website, and its Visiting Fellows support the institute through policy papers, panel discussions, and other scholarship.

Hoang said after his family escaped Saigon when he was a child, he became distinctly aware of the fact that he wanted to repay the U.S. in some way for essentially saving his life. This sense of obligation paved the way for his career in national security.

“I really felt I owed a debt, first to the country in general for giving me this amazing life,” Hoang said in a National Security Law Today podcast. “There’s an alternate universe somewhere where instead of being here, I’m back there, and my parents went to re-education camp, and I grew up an orphan on the streets of Saigon.”

After graduating in the top 1% of his class at the United States Military Academy and completing his 5 years of active duty service, Hoang served as an Associate Counsel and Special Assistant to the President of the United States. In this capacity, he represented the White House in a myriad of investigations and other sensitive matters before Congress and government agencies, and he provided legal counsel to the Homeland Security Council.

Now a Partner at Fluet with a practice focused on government/internal investigations and corporate compliance, Hoang also serves as an advisor to the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law & National Security.

Read Hoang’s full bio, and listen to his story of “Becoming a National Security Entrepreneur” on the National Security Law Today podcast.