Adam Tiffen


Adam holds a Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University Law School, and a Bachelor Degree in International Business from Philadelphia University. A licensed attorney, Adam specializes in international business transactions, and international trade law. He is admitted to the bar in the State of Florida and Washington D.C., and before the United States Court of International Trade.

In 2010 he co-founded Tri-Star Collaborative, a firm specializing in sustainable development in post-conflict environments. With offices in Washington D.C., and Monrovia, Liberia, Tri-Star Collaborative currently focuses on developing sustainable critical infrastructure development in West Africa.

In addition, Adam is an infantryman in the Maryland Army National Guard, and holds the rank of Captain. He served two tours in Iraq from 2005-2008, and a tour in Afghanistan from 2011- 2012. He has served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Infantry Company Commander and as the Aide- de-camp and Military Assistant to the Director of Afghan National Security Forces Development on the NATO ISAF IJC staff in Kabul, Afghanistan. He has been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and twice been awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Iraq. He is also a qualified military parachutist.

Adam's writing about the Iraq war has been published in the Military History magazine "Armchair General," and he has been interviewed about his writing in the magazine "Mother Jones." His writing about the Iraq war has also been featured on and by Garry Trudeau in "Doonesbury." Adam was also the subject of a profile in the Style Section of the Washington Post. Adam's blog "The Replacements" which he wrote during his time in Iraq, is available here:

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