Legislative Associate, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Lauren Augustine is a legislative associate for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), for which she advocates in Congress to improve the lives of veterans and their families through legislation on a wide variety of issues. She is also the owner and COO of IronClad Fitness and a managing partner of GRN Manassas. Prior to her work with IAVA, Augustine served in the US Army as an unmanned-aircraft systems operator, flying RQ-7Bs, unmanned aerial vehicles better known as the Shadow. She deployed with the Army’s 1st Infantry Division (nicknamed the “Big Red One”) to Taji, Iraq, providing surveillance and reconnaissance for central Iraq and Baghdad.