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Acting Director, Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs for Indian Affairs

Reid Dagul is the Acting Director of the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs for Indian Affairs, an office that “oversees and coordinates the legislative planning and congressional relations activities for Indian Affairs.” It also “responds to requests for information from congressional staff, the Department, other Federal Agencies, Tribal leadership, members and organizations, law firms, and the public at large, on various issues concerning American Indians and Alaska Natives.” Prior to June 2019, he was a Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs.

Before joining Interior in February 2019, Dagul worked as a Staff Assistant for the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs from March 2017 to February 2019 and as a Defense Research Assistant for American Defense International from January 2016 to March 2017. He both interned for Congresswoman Martha McSally in her official office and on her campaign in 2015. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2015.

Source: [LinkedIn, Bureau of Indian Affairs]

Background Information

Previous Employers

  • U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
  • American Defense International 
  • Congresswoman Martha McSally

Source: [LinkedIn]


Additional Background on Employers of Note

His former employer, American Defense International, “provides a comprehensive array of services, including government relations, program development and execution, business development, and strategic consulting.” It represents “the United Arab Emirates…as well as several American defense contractors, including General Dynamics, Northrup Grumman, Raytheon, L3 Technologies, and General Atomics.”

Source: [American Defense International; The American Conservative, 06/25/19]


Financial Disclosure

Source: [Office of Government Ethics]

Political Connections

Dagul donated $37.71 to Donald J. Trump for President on December 6, 2016. The address listed was his employer, American Defense International.

Source: [FEC]