Ashante Abubakar

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Ashante currently works as an independent contractor for a number of community-based for profit and nonprofit organizations. In his most recent employment, he supported workforce development and career training efforts in Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County, MD. He has more than 15 years of experience in workforce and business development. In previous years, Ashante held the position of Special Assistant to a former White House appointee. He is also a former US Army service member, with honorable service as aide to the Commander-in-Chief, United States Army, Europe & NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and service on the staff of US Army command, in East Asia, Republic of Korea (ROK).


An accomplished martial artist, and history enthusiast in his spare time, he holds a Master’s degree with concentration in international business administration (MBA) from the University of Maryland’s Global College, and earned his undergraduate degree (Batchelor of Arts) while serving on active duty in the US Army, assigned to the Leadership Development Division at the Command and General Staff College (CGSC), Leavenworth, KS, and attending MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS.