Lindsey Arison's extensive professional experience includes key assignments with The U.S. Joint Staff, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, NATO, U.S. House of Representatives, White House/Office of Management and Budget, Army, Air Force, and industry. 16 of his over 38 years of Federal service were spent in the Pentagon and was there during the 9/11 attack.
While on active duty, Lieutenant Colonel Arison was assigned at Forts Benning, Bragg, Sill, Benjamin Harrison, Gillem, and McPherson; Patrick Air Force Base, and the United States Military Academy. He also served in Germany (3d Infantry Division and HQ, US Army Europe) and in Korea (HQ, US Army Garrison, Camp Humphreys). Concluding his uniformed service in the Army Reserve, his capstone assignment was Acting Commander of the Capitol Hill Reserve Detachment. A disabled veteran, Lindsey also served as Commander of the largest chapter of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) in the state of Virginia.
Lindsey received his commission from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1973 where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in general engineering. He also holds a master of public administration degree from Harvard University and a master of science in systems management from the University of Southern California. His doctoral research is in environmental science and policy focusing on the sea disposal of chemical weapons. In 2010 he established the Institute for Sea-Disposed Chemical Weapons.