Jonathan Powers

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Template:TOCnestleft Jonathan Powers is an Iraq Veteran and Chief Operationg Officer for the Truman National Security Project.


Captain Jonathan Powers served for four years as an officer in the U.S. Army, including a 15-month tour in Iraq throughout 2003 and 2004 with the Army's 1st Armored Division as part of Operation Iraq Freedom I.[1]

Veterans For America

As at October 13, 2007, Powers worked on the staff for Veterans For America.[2]

In 2008, gave $10,260 towards Powers' run for U.S. Representative for New York.[3]

The Eleison Group

Powers has served as 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.[1]

War Kids Relief

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.[1]

Truman National Security Project

As at September 8, 2010, Powers worked as Chief Operating Officer for the Truman National Security Project. The project seeks to "provide the skills, knowledge, and network to create an influential force of leaders across the country who advance strong progressive national security policy."[4]

Running for Congress

In 2008, Jon was a Democratic candidate for New York's 26th Congressional District.[1]

The Huffington Post

Powers is a writer for the Huffington Post.[5]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Policy Innovations website: Profile on Jonathan Powers (accessed on Sept. 8, 2010)
  2. Veterans For America Website: Profile on Jonathan Powers, archived by the Way Back Machine on Oct. 13, 2007. (accessed on Sept. 8, 2010)
  3. OpenSecrets website: (accessed on Sept. 3, 2010)
  4. Truman National Security Project website: Staff (accessed on Sept. 8, 2010)
  5. The Huffington Post: Jonathan Powers (accessed on Sept. 8, 2010)