Chief Operating Officer, Truman National Security Project
Jonathan Powers is the chief operating officer of the Truman National Security Project. Previously, he was 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, Powers 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. In 2008, he was a Democratic candidate for New York's 26th Congressional District.