Press Release: The Asia Group Expands National Security & Defense Capabilities and Welcomes Back Greg Chaffin as Principal

April 19, 2023

Washington, DC | April 19, 2023 — The Asia Group (“TAG”) is pleased to announce the hiring of Greg Chaffin as a Principal in the Defense and Aerospace Practice. Greg’s return to TAG reflects the firm’s continued investment in world-class talent and commitment to expanding its industry-leading national security and defense service platform.

Greg brings 15 years of experience advising corporate leaders and U.S. policymakers to understand, anticipate, and leverage the dynamic strategic environment across the Indo-Pacific. Most recently, the National Security Advisor to U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), Greg will provide clients with national security, legislative, and technical expertise that will enable them to capture growth opportunities across core defense requirements, and new frontiers including artificial intelligence, digital, cyber, space, autonomy, and UAS/Counter-UAS.

“I am thrilled to welcome Greg back at such a pivotal moment for our global team. Greg’s nuanced congressional insights and deep expertise navigating the national security and defense ecosystem in Washington and regional capitals will provide significant value to our clients,” said TAG President Rexon Ryu.

Led by President Rexon Ryu and Managing Principal Trey Meeks, TAG’s Defense and Aerospace Practice offers clients cutting-edge analysis of region-wide developments, bespoke client reports addressing market opportunities and regulatory challenges, and proactive, actionable solutions to enable business success. TAG’s services leverage four regional offices in New Delhi, Tokyo, Hanoi, and Shanghai and extensive presence across the Indo-Pacific, offering unparalleled value for defense primes, emerging and advanced technology companies, and the small/medium enterprises in-between.

Greg Chaffin is a seasoned foreign policy and national security expert. As National Security Advisor to Rep. Slotkin from 2021 to 2023, Greg served as the congresswoman’s principal advisor on all national security and foreign policy issues, including her work on the House Armed Services Committee and the National Defense Authorization Act. Previously, Greg held various roles in the Department of Defense, including as the Senior Advisor and Acting Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs and Senior Advisor for East Asia.

The Asia Group is the premier strategic advisory firm to the world’s leading companies seeking to excel across the Indo-Pacific. With a team of dynamic and experienced professionals – from consultants and former senior government officials to lawyers and investment bankers – The Asia Group supports companies with end-to-end integrated strategies for market entry and expansion. To learn more about The Asia Group, please visit or reach out to