Winning When it Doesn't Seem Possible
France previously served as an Associate White House Counsel and Special Assistant to the President from 2007 to 2009, where his portfolio included Homeland and National Security issues. After leaving the White House in January 2009, France mobilized in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM where he served as the Executive Officer of a U.S. Army Special Forces Company on a 7 month combat deployment in Eastern Afghanistan.
France has previously worked in every branch of Government, having served as a law clerk to the Senate Judiciary Committee, law clerk for Judge Thomas Griffith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and summer law clerk to Chief Judge Jamie Baker on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, deployed to the Former Yugoslavia during Operations JOINT ENDEAVOR and JOINT GUARD as a U.S. Army Military Police Officer, and later served as the Deputy Chief of Police and SWAT Commander for Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He also previously worked as a lawyer at the law firm of Williams & Connolly LLP and briefly served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia.
France graduated in the academic top 1% of his West Point class, received a Masters in Criminal Justice from Washburn University, and graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. He somehow also managed to pass both Ranger School and the CPA Exam.
France supports a number of veteran causes and efforts, including serving on the Board of Advisors to Capital Post, a Veteran incubator in Alexandria, Virginia; and as a Strategic Advisor to VeteranCrowd, a company focused on providing equity crowdfunding to Veteran-led companies and Vets in Tech, which supports current and returning veterans with re-integration services, and by connecting them to the national technology ecosystem. In addition, France serves on the Board of Directors for the Stimson Center and as a Strategic Advisor to Spend Consciously, a startup that helps consumers spend their money in accordance to their value system
France has been quoted by Law360, American Lawyer, National Defense Magazine, and the Federal Times, and his commentary has been published by the Wall Street Journal.
Francis Q. Hoang simultaneously serves as Chief Strategy Officer of Momentum Aerospace Group (www.magaero.com), a 500+ employee, $110+ million in annual revenue, veteran led, private-equity backed company that operates manned aircraft and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) on five continents to meet the operational and training needs of federal, international, and commercial customers; and as a Partner at Fluet Huber + Hoang (www.fluetlaw.com), a veteran owned and veteran led company that was the fastest growing law firm on the 2013 Inc 5000 list.
France was born in Saigon, left Vietnam in a hurry in 1975 at the age of 2, and was raised in Tumwater, Washington.