Paul Arcangeli

Paul Arcangeli

Vice President, Invariant, LLC

Paul Arcangeli currently serves as a Principal with Invariant Government Relations, a bipartisan government relations and communications firm. He has been a public servant for over three decades, serving in the United States Army, as a Department of Defense civilian, and as a professional staffer to the US House of Representatives. He was recently appointed to a position with the National Security Commission on Emerging Biotechnology.

Until his retirement from the position in 2022, Paul served as the Staff Director of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) for more than twelve years. He joined the HASC staff in 2004 as a professional staff member serving initially as the staff lead for the Readiness Subcommittee. In his role as Staff Director, he was the primary advisor to the HASC chairman, the 31 majority members of the committee, and the leadership of the United States House of Representatives.

During his tenure with the Congress, Paul worked on a wide range of national security policy issues advising the Speaker, the Leader, committee chairs, and hundreds of members of the House and Senate on defense policy and legislation.

Before his service with the committee, Paul served as the Director of Department of Defense's (DOD) Humanitarian Demining Training Center. He and his staff trained hundreds of special operations soldiers to establish landmine clearance training programs in 43 countries. He traveled extensively to landmine-affected countries to support this training and was a recognized expert on landmines within the DOD.

Paul acquired his knowledge of landmines during his service as an explosive ordnance disposal officer in the United States Army. During his 13 years in the Army, he served in Hawaii, Alaska, California, and New York in various roles, including explosive ordinance disposal, information technology, and as an ordnance officer.

Paul holds a master’s degree in information technology and management from the United States Naval Post Graduate School and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of North Georgia.