Washington, D.C.

Associate – Defense (DC)

The Asia Group, LLC is now accepting applications for an Associate to join our Washington, DC office.

The Asia Group (TAG) is a leading strategic and capital advisory firm that positions clients – ranging from Fortune 100 multinationals to innovative startups – for success in established and emerging markets across the Asia-Pacific region. You will join a fast-paced, innovative team that operates at the forefront of public policy and business across the Asia Pacific. From developing and implementing market access/expansion campaigns to enhancing political brand equity, you will advance policy-driven solutions to help TAG’s clients capture new growth opportunities throughout the region. This role requires a strong foundation of U.S. and regional national security experience, either in the public or private sector.

The Associate will be an integral member of TAG’s aerospace and defense practice, led by the President, and will have responsibilities related to client servicing of firms in aerospace, defense and security industries. A competitive candidate will have a strong foundation and experience in security, military, and defense trends in the Indo-Pacific region, including an understanding of systems, capabilities, and defense industrial landscape, as well as a command of U.S. national security strategy, policy, and decision-making. Excellent research and writing skills are a prerequisite. A demonstrated ability to work under pressure, engage clients with poise and clarity, and work collaboratively within TAG are expected. This position may also entail domestic and international travel. Title and pay will be commensurate with experience levels.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Create and support policy-driven strategies that align with clients’ business objectives in the region;
  • Conduct research and draft memoranda and briefing materials for external (client) and internal (TAG) consumers related to defense and security trends across the region and in the United States;
  • Participate in regular client engagements alongside the President, other Partners and other members from the aerospace and defense practice;
  • Track market and industry developments impacting client equities; and,
  • Provide logistical and event support for client engagements in Washington, DC and, as needed, in the region.
Required Experience and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree with demonstrated experience in Indo-Pacific security, military and defense issues, including systems, platforms, and procurement trends (e.g. a relevant M.A. degree or equivalent practical or military experience);
  • Outstanding research and writing skills;
  • Analytical economic and political expertise in Indo-Pacific markets;
  • Self-starter and ability to excel in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong attention to detail and deadlines;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including fluency in Excel and PowerPoint; and,
  • Team player with eagerness for professional development.
Desired Focus and Expertise:
  • Master’s Degree or 3-5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following aerospace and defense markets — Korea, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, India, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines;
  • On-the-ground experience in one of the above priority countries, including a network of pertinent relationships;
  • Proficiency in a relevant foreign language in one of the above priority countries; and
  • Existing and expanding networks in business and government.

Submission deadline: rolling basis

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. Employees will work in an in-person environment, with remote benefits allowing flexibility on an as-needed basis. TAG provides competitive health benefits and generous paid time off, with regular training opportunities available to its employees. 

All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references via the application portal below. Alternatively, interested candidates may email the required documents as a single PDF titled “Associate – Defense (DC) – [First & Last Name]” to and complete the relevant application forms at 

Due to the volume of applications received, responses from our recruiting team may be delayed. No phone calls, please. 

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