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SDSS Membership Meeting and Meet and Greet with South Dakota's Andrea Thompson

Please join the South Dakota State Society (SDSS) as we host a meet and greet with South Dakota native Andrea Thompson on Monday, September 25. Earlier this year, Vice President Mike Pence announced the appointment of Colonel Andrea Thompson (U.S. Army - Retired) as Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President.

Thompson will join the SDSS on Monday, September 25 for a reception where she will share details about her career, over 25 years of service in the U.S. Military, and life inside the White House. 

A reception will be held at the U.S. Asia Institute on Monday, September 25from 6:00pm - 7:00pm ET. The event is open to South Dakotans and friends.

Details: Meet and Greet Reception with Andrea Thompson
When: Monday, September 25 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm ET
Where: US Asia Institute - 232 East Capitol Street, NE Washington DC 20003
The reception will have light beverage and hors d'oeuvres.

Please RSVP to the South Dakota State Society

MEMBERSHIP MEETING: The SDSS will also hold a meeting of our membership directly following the reception - 7:00pm - 7:30pm ET. The meeting will discuss updates to bylaws, election of SDSS Board Members, invites to join the board and suggestions for future events. More information to follow:


Vice President Mike Pence Announces Andrea Thompson as National Security Advisor

WASHINGTON, DC – Vice President Mike Pence today announced the appointment of Colonel Andrea Thompson (U.S. Army - Retired) as Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President.

"Colonel Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge as a career military intelligence officer and combat veteran to her role as my National Security Advisor," said Vice President Pence. "She has a deep understanding of the complex challenges that face the United States at this juncture in history and is uniquely qualified to serve in this important role."

Thompson brings more than 25 years of service in the U.S. military to her new role, including deployment on multiple combat tours such as: Intelligence Directorate/J2 Chief of Staff in Afghanistan, Senior Intelligence Officer for Multi-National Division (North) in Iraq, and additional tours in Iraq, Bosnia and operational deployments around the world.

Thompson previously served as the National Security Advisor for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, the Executive Officer to the Under Secretary of the Army and the Senior Military Advisor to the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee.

Earlier Event: June 24
Rushmore Rally
Later Event: November 18
Chislic Feed and USD vs SDSU Watch Party