WASHINGTON, DC — Truman Center for National Policy (501c3) and Truman National Security Project (501c4) are proud to welcome Jon Margolick as Executive Vice President.
In this role, Jon will lead strategic engagement with Truman’s distinguished membership that includes over 2,000 national security leaders across 16 nationwide chapters. Truman members are senior government officials, campaign managers, candidates and elected officials, frontline civilians, thought leaders, veterans, diplomats, immigration attorneys, and more. You can find them on the front lines of the global pandemic, American peacekeeping activities around the world, and active in every element of our national security at home and abroad.
Truman members know what it takes to make a difference across each of these areas. In Jon, Truman has selected a leader who can understand and support member efforts in nearly all of these areas. From the halls of the Department of Defense to building and leading local political campaigns, Jon has done the work firsthand.
“Jon is the embodiment of the values and principles upon which Truman was founded. As a Truman member, he brings exceptional expertise to the team. At a time in history when this Administration has failed our nation and the global community to prevent the spread of a pandemic that knows no borders, Truman members are leading by example as they work on the front lines to create solutions to protect American lives. We are thrilled to gain Jon’s leadership just as the stakes for our national security couldn’t be higher,” said Jenna Ben-Yehuda, Truman’s President and CEO.
Jon Margolick joins Truman from the United States Marine Corps, where he served as the founding Director of the Centers for Adaptive Warfighting at NavalX, under the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition. Earlier on active duty, Jon served as a prosecutor and Victims’ Legal Counsel, pursuing justice in some of the most complex and sensitive issues facing military tribunals. In between degrees in policy from Brown and Columbia, and law from Stanford, Jon worked in public health policy and political campaigns, built his own consultancy, served on the founding Board of the Virginia Chapter of the New Leaders Council, and served on the Federal Innovation Council at the Partnership for Public Service. He holds a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a candle for jazz piano, and a torch for Katie, his partner in crime.