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Hope Fiorvanti

Chief of Protocol

II Marine Expeditionary Force
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Hope Fiorvanti a native of Onslow County who worked in the private sector and transferred with her military husband from various duty stations from the East to the West Coast. She commenced her civil service career in July 1998, with the Department of Defense Dependents Schools, (DODDS), in Beaufort, South Carolina.


They were transferred to Iwakuni, Japan in June 2000. Ms. Fiorvanti, worked at the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), MC Perry Elementary School until 2004 when her husband received orders to Okinawa, Japan.


In December 2005, Ms. Fiorvanti was hired as the Protocol Officer and Executive Assistant to the Office of the Commanding General, 3d Marine Division on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan. She scheduled, planned, coordinated meetings, conferences and executed all social functions involving senior ranking U.S., foreign military, and all civilian dignitaries.    She returned stateside with her husband in May 2008.


December 2009, Ms. Fiorvanti was hired as the Protocol Officer to the Commanding General and Assistant Division Commander at 2d Marine Division. Her responsibilities included coordinating all visits critical to world security and U.S. national security in which she provided advice, training on matters relating to the customs and regulations governing diplomatic formality, precedence, and etiquette.


In 2010, Ms. Fiorvanti received “The President’s Call to Service Award”.


In June 2012, Ms. Fiorvanti transferred to U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, on Stone Bay as the Protocol Officer.    She provided direct guidance, training, and support in the development, planning and execution of all social events hosted by the Commander.


From September 2015 – September 2017, Ms. Fiorvanti served as the Deputy Protocol Director to Marine Barracks Washington, DC, (MBW). She executed the planning, coordination and synchronization required to support all ceremonial events at MBW and at the “Home of the Commandants”. She advised senior personnel on all precedent-setting situations, addressed issues with international customs, courtesies, and the Protocol Program within the National Capitol Region. She was the Protocol trainer for Cornerstone and The Basic School Spouses.


From March 2016 – January 2017 along with her current duties at Marine Barracks Washington, Ms. Fiorvanti was assigned to dual-hat the vacant position at the Commandants Protocol Office as the Protocol Liaison Officer.    She was responsible for assisting in trip planning, coordination, preparation, and execution of official travel in direct support of the Commandant of the Marine Corps. She supported Tours at the “Home of the Commandants” and maintained the official schedule for the wife of the Commandant of the Marine Corps.


Ms. Fiorvanti is currently assigned as the II Marine Expeditionary Force Chief of Protocol to the Commanding General, as a special staff officer. She is the subject matter expert who continues to provide the continuity on all protocol related requirements. Ms. Fiorvanti executes the planning, coordination and synchronization required to support all special events and Distinguished Visitors to the command. She conducts Protocol and Etiquette classes as requested by the Command.


Ms. Fiorvanti is certified as a Protocol Officer from The Protocol School of Washington.  She holds an International Protocol Certification from Protocol Professionals, Inc., and is certified in Protocol and Event Management for the Military and Federal Government. 


From 2015 - 2018, she served as a Board Member with the Protocol & Diplomacy International Protocol Officers Association.


In 2018, Ms. Fiorvanti received the United States Marine Corps “Commendation for Superior Civilian Service” Award from her time served with Marine Barracks Washington DC.

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