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Mr. Adam V. Tarsi

Mr. Adam V. Tarsi

International Program Lead, Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate, Department of Defense

Mr. Adam Tarsi leads the International Program for IWTSD (formerly CTTSO); the national interagency research and development program for combating terrorism and irregular warfare.  He has oversight of all technical and programmatic execution of the IWTSD international relationships and projects.  Mr. Tarsi manages formal bilateral relationships with Australia, Canada, Israel, Singapore, and the United Kingdom as well as relations with NATO and non-governmental organizations.

Mr. Tarsi has also served as CTTSO Chief of Staff, Head of Innovation, and Financial Manager responsible for all aspects of organizational business strategy and execution during two decades of service.

Mr. Tarsi attended the National War College and earned a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategic Studies in 2004.  Other educational programs completed include: Master's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Strategy from George Mason University, a Bachelor's degree in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University; and the Defense Leadership and Management Program (DLAMP).

Adam and his wife Kelly live outside Annapolis with their three kids; Evan, Jake, and Siena.  If there was any free time available, Adam vaguely remembers liking to travel for pleasure and play golf.


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