Chief Operating Officer
Jonathan Powers, Chief Operating Officer of the Truman National Security Project, was previously the Veterans Program Director for The Eleison Group, LLC, where he worked on developing the outreach efforts of the progressive community to the veterans and military families. Prior to joining The Eleison Group, he served for four years as an officer in the U.S. Army, including a 15-month tour in Iraq as part of Operation Iraq Freedom I.
In 2005, Jon founded War Kids Relief after returning to Iraq as a civilian to develop programs to engage Iraq's youth and minimize recruitment by radicalized elements. The youth and counterterrorism research and program development efforts led to War Kids Relief becoming a leading advocacy organization working to create a bridge between American and Iraqi youth to build a foundation for peace.
In 2008, Jon was a Democratic candidate for New York's 26th Congressional District.
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Last Updated: Apr 22, 2013