Tripp Adams (DefCon ‘16) - Chapter Director

Sarah Nielsen (DefCon '16) - Chapter Co-Director

Joe Tate (Partner '17) - Political Director


OUR PEOPLE: The Michigan Chapter of Truman National Security Project has 20 total members from 2007-2018. The total membership is currently 75% Partners, 15% Fellows, and 10% DefCon. Our members work across many sectors, including, nonprofit management, business, entrepreneurship, law, politics, government and education. Truman Project is a 501(c)(4) social welfare nonprofit organization.


4/25/18, CNN, How Trump’s travel ban motivated some Muslim American’s to run for office, featuring Fayrouz Saad, Truman Political Partner

4/29/18, CNN, Travel Ban Sparks Run for Congress, featuring Fayrouz Saad, Truman Political Partner

4/18/18, New Yorker, The Women Running in the Midterms During the Trump Era, featuring Fayrouz Saad, Truman Political Partner

3/5/18, Cosmopolitan, These Women Candidates Could Make History in 2018, featuring Gina Ortiz Jones, Defense Council Member,  Fayrouz Saad, Truman Political Partner, Lauren Baer, Truman Security Fellow, and Alexandra Chandler, Defense Council Member


TruMI Cyber Range Tour 

Mon. January 28, 2019 - 2:00pm

Our Winter 2019 Meeting is tentatively scheduled for Monday afternoon, January 28, 2019, at the Michigan Cyber Range in Ann Arbor.

We'll receive a briefing on Michigan's leading role in Cyber Security and Training from the Merit Network and the Deputy Chief Security Officer at DTMB, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection.

Run by Merit Network, the Michigan Cyber Range is the nation’s largest unclassified, network accessible cybersecurity training platform. The Range is a virtual training environment that hosts live security attack and defense exercises to benchmark skills across the spectrum, from K-20 to public, private, defense and military sectors.


West Coast - Midwest Party 2018 Hosted by TruSD and TruMichigan

Fri. June 1, 2018 - 7:30pm

Please join us as Truman Project San Diego Chapter and Truman Project Michigan Chapter co-host the West Coast party for the fourth year in a row! You'll enjoy an open bar, dessert, and a great party with your fellow members.

TruMichigan Dinner

Tue. February 13, 2018

Please join us for a dinner this Tuesday, to get together with your fellow Trumans.


Truman National Security Project is a member-based organization. Our members enter our community through one of three paths: the Defense Council, the Political Partnership, or the Security Fellowship. All three cohorts follow the same first year training programs, which lead to the same goal: full Truman membership. Each cohort is full of skilled, passionate leaders who share a commitment to public service and a strong interest in national security. The main difference between the cohorts lies in the particular background and experience of each member. A community of equals, each cohort significantly contributes to Truman Project, the national security conversation, and the larger realm of public service.  

Fellows are policy experts, academics, and other thought leaders who anticipate and articulate new global challenges and opportunities. Many work within the U.S. national security apparatus and legislative bodies, as well as the international community and an expansive network of nongovernmental and private organizations.

Partners are political leaders, advocates, communicators, journalists, and aspiring or actively serving public officials. Fluent in campaign management, media, journalism, organizing, and more, they advance progressive principles and a shared liberal internationalist worldview at all levels of civil society.

Members of the Defense Council include veterans and frontline civilians who have firsthand experience implementing U.S. foreign policy. They have wide-ranging expertise in hard security and an ongoing professional interest in defense and intelligence operations as they continue to serve in government, business, policy, and nonprofit ventures.