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Sen. Chambliss defense aide joins the lobbying world

Posted by Katie Barrows on Jan. 6, 2014

A military aide to Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) who earned the nickname "Sledge" as a fighter pilot has hammered into a government relations job with a defense lobbying firm.

Todd "Sledge" Harmer has joined American Defense International Inc. as the vice president of business development and government relations. American Defense International is based in Washington, D.C. and specializes in government realtions, program development, business development and strategic consulting. Their past clients have included Saab AB, Canon USA Inc. and Beretta USA Corp.

Prior to joining the lobbying world Harmer served as a military legislative assitant for Chambliss. Harmer was recognized as a gifted pilot in his 26-year career in the Air Force, where he climbed to the rank of colonel. During his tenure, Harmer was involved in numerous missions, including helping plan and strategize for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.