Fri, Oct 23, 2020

12 PM – 1 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Your network is out there - we can help you find it!

Staying home does not mean you can't expand your professional network! Grab your favorite lunch, take a seat on the couch, and get ready to safely network while social distancing. Here is how it works: sign up on Mason360, pick which individual you would like to network with, and we'll connect you with five other fellow peers. Bring any questions or ideas you may have and get ready to mix, mingle, and make meaningful connections!

Join University Life Arlington, Office of Government and Community Relations, and Julius D. "JD" Spain Sr. on October 23th!

Julius D. Spain, Sr. is a combat veteran who served in the United States Marine Corps for more than 26 years before retiring in December 2016. Upon retirement, Mr. Spain was presented with one of the nation’s highest military honors, the Legion of Merit, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements to the United States of America. He was also recognized in the congressional record of the U.S. Senate for his remarkable contributions. During his military service Mr. Spain had the distinct honor and privilege of serving on a four-year diplomatic assignment in Brussels, Belgium at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a one-year congressional fellowship in the United States Senate, a senior legislative advisor in the Pentagon and a federal investigator for the U.S. government. Currently, Mr. Spain works as a Consultant in acquisition intelligence.
In 2019, Mr. Spain was a political candidate for Virginia House of Delegates.
Mr. Spain earned a Bachelor of Science in political science from the University of Maryland, University College and completed advance studies in legislative affairs from Georgetown University, Government Affairs Institute.
Throughout his career, Mr. Spain excelled and remain involved in civic affairs both in the United States and while living aboard. He is currently the regional vice president of 13 branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) located in Northern Virginia. He also flourishes as the president of the Arlington branch of the NAACP. As the leader of his branch, Mr. Spain believes in the NAACP’s core mission and objectives as the nation’s oldest civil rights organization which is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of minority citizens of the United States and eliminate race prejudice. The NAACP seeks to remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes.
Over the years, Mr. Spain has developed an expertise in managing program operations in the highest levels of both executive and legislative branches of government. He has worked tirelessly among a variety of demographics in the community to lead phenomenally successful community service and civic engagement platforms.


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