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Emma Hamilton

Emma Hamilton

Senior Manager, Defense Trade Policy

(703) 358-1045

Emma Hamilton serves as the Senior Manager for Defense Trade Policy at the Aerospace Industries Association focusing on export controls, trade, and regulatory issues, and serving as the point person for the Defense Trade Committee.

Before joining AIA, Emma worked as an Associate at The Asia Group, where she provided geopolitical and regional expertise to the firm’s defense and aerospace clients.

Emma brings several years of government experience to the association, previously serving in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy where, as Country Director, where she managed the U.S. defense relationship with Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Island Countries, and Antarctica. In this capacity, she oversaw alliance and partner issues on U.S. force posture, bilateral planning, and security cooperation for the Oceania region and led several engagements with foreign counterparts, including quarterly Five Eyes Defense Ministerial Meetings, the annual Australia – U.S. Ministerial, and the U.S. – New Zealand Defense Policy Dialogue.

Additionally, she served as the Special Assistant to the White House Liaison where she advised DoD leadership on personnel decisions and coordinated the hiring process for political appointees. Before working at the Department, Emma served as the Legislative Correspondent and Staff Assistant for Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (IN-05).

Emma is a graduate of Indiana University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

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