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Thomas Koch is the Marine Corps Service Representative to the Defense Business
to coming to the Defense Business Board, Captain Koch served in the Marine
Corps Office of Legislative Affairs House of Representatives Liaison Office,
where he was part of a small team that led and facilitated strategic
engagements with Members of Congress and their staff on various Marine Corps
issues. In addition, he planned and executed numerous oversight trips with
Members of Congress and their staff to locations both in the US and overseas.
to that, Captain Koch worked in the Marine Corps Office of Legislative Affairs
office in the Pentagon where he helped manage the manpower portfolio – the
portfolio primarily aligned with the Military Personnel Subcommittees in both
the Senate Armed Services Committee and House Armed Services Committee. Covered
issues included total force end strength, sexual assault, gender integration of
the military, compensation and retirement reform, and various other issues.
Koch was a 2014 Department of Defense Legislative Fellow, working in the office
of Congresswoman Susan A. Davis (D-CA-53) on various national security and
foreign policy issues.
Koch, a combat engineer, was the Commander of Company C, Second Combat Engineer
Battalion during his 2012-2013 deployment in support of Operation Enduring
Freedom. His company was in direct support of Regimental Combat Team 7 in
Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Koch deployed as a Detachment Officer in Charge in support of Operation
Enduring Freedom in the summer of 2011 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Koch has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the US Naval
Academy, and a certificate in Legislative Studies from Georgetown University.