About Us

Our Mission:

The Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) is dedicated to educating Congressional, military and civilian national security decision-makers on American defense and strategic interests, primarily in the Middle East, the cornerstone of which is a robust U.S.-Israeli security cooperation. JINSA believes that a strong American military and national security posture is the best guarantor of peace and the survival of our values and civilization.

2Ayish

IDF MG (ret.) Yaacov Ayish

Senior Director of Israeli Affairs in Israel; Distinguished Fellow, Gemunder Center for Defense & Strategy
4Cicurel

Ari Cicurel

Policy Analyst, Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy
6London

Joshua London

Director of Government Affairs
8Menahem

Yaniv Menahem

Israel Operations Manager
9Nayfeld

Leo Nayfeld

Managing Director
7Lyons

Simcha Lyons

Senior Adviser to the CEO
11Pupkin

Ethan Pupkin

Development Associate
5Hoshovsky

Harry Hoshovsky

Policy Analyst, Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy
3Burstein

Naomi Burstein

Associate Director of Programs and Outreach
13Vederman

Harris Vederman

Director of Programs and Outreach
12Ruhe

Jonathan Ruhe

Associate Director, Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy
1Makovsky, PhD

Michael Makovsky, PhD

President and Chief Executive Officer
14Zis

Jennifer L. Zis

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
10Pomerantz

Steven L. Pomerantz

Director, Homeland Security Program

17Wax

Charles Wax

13Rosen

J. Philip Rosen

19Yablon, MD

Pamela Gallin Yablon, MD

6Immerman

Robert Immerman

5Fisher

Ike Fisher

12Rapp, PhD

Michael G. Rapp, PhD

20Zeidman

Fred Zeidman

18Weitz

Ricardo Weitz

15Sloan

Norman Sloan

8Leffell

Michael Leffell

3Cross

Devon Cross

7Kislak

Jonathan Kislak

Former Chairman
1Steinmann

David P. Steinmann

Chairman, Board of Directors; Chairman, Board of Advisors
16Violin, MD

George Violin, MD

14Siedlick

Larry Siedlick

Secretary
10Nachman

Michael Nachman

Former Chairman
2Gemunder

Joel Gemunder

Vice Chairman
11Ornstein

Herb Ornstein

Treasurer
9Litman, MD

Myra Rosenberg Litman, MD

12Breedlove, USAF (ret.)

Gen Philip M. Breedlove, USAF (ret.)

Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Former Commander U.S. European Command
14Burke, USN (ret.)

VADM William R. Burke, USN (ret.)

Former Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Warfare Systems (N9)
36Kievenaar, USA (ret.)

COL. Henry (Butch) Kievenaar, USA (ret.)

Former Chief, Director’s Strategy Group, Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO)
40Losey, USN (ret.)

RADM Brian L. Losey, USN (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command
60Rodriguez, USA (ret.)

GEN David Rodriguez, USA (ret.)

Former Commander, United States Africa Command
68Toolan, Jr., USMC (ret.)

LtGen John "Jocko" Toolan, Jr., USMC (ret.)

Former Commander, Marine Forces Pacific
69Trask, USAF (ret.)

Lt Gen Thomas "Tom" Trask, USAF (ret.)

Former Vice Commander, United States Special Operations Command
31Hostage, USAF (ret.)

Gen Michael Hostage, USAF (ret.)

Former Commander, Air Combat Command
13Bromberg, USA (ret.)

LTG. Howard B. Bromberg, USA (ret.)

46th Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1
53Natonski, USMC (ret.)

LtGen Richard Natonski, USMC (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command
34Johnson, USA (ret.)

LTG. John D. Johnson, USA (ret.)

Former Director, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO)
16Chilton, USAF (ret.)

Gen Kevin P. Chilton, USAF (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Strategic Command
25Gortney, USN (ret.)

ADM Bill Gortney, USN (ret.)

Former Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
37Lee, USA (ret.)

MG. Robert G.F. Lee, USA (ret.)

Former Adjutant General, State of Hawaii, Department of Defense
3Amos, USMC (ret.)

Gen James F. Amos, USMC (ret.)

35th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
62Sharp, USA (ret.)

GEN. Walter “Skip” Sharp, USA (ret.)

Former Commander, United Nations Command, Republic of Korea-United States Combined Forces Command and United States Forces Korea
67Thurman, USA (ret.)

GEN. James D. Thurman, USA (ret.)

Former Commander, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea
2Amitay

Morris J. Amitay

24Glueck, USMC (ret.)

LtGen Kenneth J. Glueck, USMC (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development Command
19Donald, USN (ret.)

ADM Kirkland H. Donald, USN (ret.)

Former Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program
58Pottenger, USN (ret.)

VADM Carol M. Pottenger, USN (ret.)

Former Deputy Chief of Staff, Capability Development at NATO Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
6Bednarek, USA (ret.)

LTG. Mick Bednarek, USA (ret.)

Former Senior Defense Official in Iraq; Former Chief of the Office of Security Cooperation in Baghdad
29Hernandez, USA (ret.)

LTG. Rhett Hernandez, USA (ret.)

Former First Commander, Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER)
47McNabb, USAF (ret.)

Gen Duncan J. McNabb, USAF (ret.)

Former Commander, United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM)
64Stutzriem, USAF (ret.)

Maj Gen Larry "Stutz" Stutzriem, USAF (ret.)

Former Director, Plans, Policy and Strategy at North American Aerospace Defense Command
26Gould, USAF (ret.)

Lt Gen Michael C. Gould, USAF (ret.)

Former Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy
42Macdonald, USA (ret.)

MG. John A Macdonald, USA (ret.)

Former CJ3 Operations Officer for a Four Star, United Nations, Combined and Joint Command in Korea
17Conway, USMC (ret.)

Gen James T Conway, USMC (ret.)

34th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
61Shackelford, USAF (ret.)

Lt Gen Mark D. Shackelford, USAF (ret.)

Former Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition
9Bird, USN (ret.)

VADM John M. Bird, USN (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet
11Bonelli, USN (ret.)

RADM Garry J. Bonelli, USN (ret.)

Former Force Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command
22Fitzgerald, USN (ret.)

ADM Mark P. Fitzgerald, USN (ret.)

Former Commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples
32Jacobs, USA (ret.)

COL. Jack Jacobs, USA (ret.)

Medal of Honor Recipient
23Gallinetti, USMC (ret.)

MajGen John A. Gallinetti, USMC (ret.)

Former Deputy Commander, Marine Forces Command
7Berkley

Hon. Shelley Berkley

Former U.S. Representative for Nevada’s 1st Congressional District
39Lieberman

Senator Joseph Lieberman

Former U.S. Senate from Connecticut
18Cook, USAF (ret.)

Gen Don G. Cook, USAF (ret.)

Former Commander, Air Education and Training Command
28Hailston, USMC (ret.)

LtGen Earl B. Hailston, USMC (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Marine Forces Pacific; Commander, U.S. Marine Forces Central Command; Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific; Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Bases, Pacific
30Hornburg, USAF (ret.)

Gen Hal M. Hornburg, USAF (ret.)

Former Commander, Air Combat Command; Former Air Component Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command and U.S. Northern Command
54Oelstrom, USAF (ret.)

Lt Gen Tad J. Oelstrom, USAF (ret.)

Former Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy
65Swan, USA (ret.)

LTG. Guy Swan, USA (ret.)

Former Commander, United States Army North (Fifth Army)
1Steinmann

David P. Steinmann

Chairman, Board of Directors; Chairman, Board of Advisors
72Wilson, III, USN (ret.)

RDML Thomas J. Wilson, III, USN (ret.)

Former Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy
49Merlin, USCG (ret.)

RADM William F. Merlin, USCG (ret.)

Former Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, New Orleans
48McSweeney, (ret.)

Chief Bill McSweeney, (ret.)

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
43Masso, USN (ret.)

RADM Edward Masso, USN (ret.)

Former Commander Navy Personnel Command; Former Deputy Chief, Naval Personnel
59Revell, (ret.)

Oliver "Buck" Revell, (ret.)

Former Associate Deputy Director, FBI
71White

Hon. Bill White

Former Mayor of Houston
4Bayefsky

Prof. Anne Bayefsky

5Beary, (ret.)

Sheriff Kevin Beary, (ret.)

Orange County, FL
8Berkow, (ret.)

Deputy Chief Michael Berkow, (ret.)

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)
10Blackwell

Hon. J. Kenneth Blackwell

Former Ohio Secretary of State
15Cantor

Hon. Eric Cantor

Former House Majority Leader
20Eaglet, USAF (ret.)

Maj Gen Robert D. Eaglet, USAF (ret.)

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management Policy and Program Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition
21Edney, USN (ret.)

ADM Leon Edney, USN (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Atlantic Command; Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic
27Griffin, USA (ret.)

LTG. Thomas Griffin, USA (ret.)

Former Chief of Staff, Allied Forces Southern Europe in Naples, Italy
33Johnson, USN (ret.)

ADM Jerome Johnson, USN (ret.)

Former Vice Chief of Naval Operations
35Kauderer, USN (ret.)

VADM Bernard Kauderer, USN (ret.)

Former Commander, Submarine Allied Command Atlantic
38Less, USN (ret.)

VADM Anthony A. Less, USN (ret.)

Former Commander Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
41Lynch, USMC (ret.)

MajGen Jarvis Lynch, USMC (ret.)

Former Commander, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island and the Eastern Recruiting Region
44May, USAF (ret.)

Lt Gen Charles May, USAF (ret.)

Former Assistant Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force
45McCorkle, USMC (ret.)

LtGen Frederick McCorkle, USMC (ret.)

Former Deputy Commandant for Aviation
46McCurdy

Hon. Dave McCurdy

Former U.S. Representative for Oklahoma's 4th Congressional District
50Moore, USA (ret.)

MG. William C. Moore, USA (ret.)

Former Director of Army Operations and Plans
51Morris, (ret.)

Chief Joseph Morris, (ret.)

Port Authority of NY & NJ Police Department
52Muravchik

Dr. Joshua Muravchik

55Patterson, USAF (ret.)

Maj Gen Robert B. Patterson, USAF (ret.)

Former Commander, Air Force Special Operation Command (AFSOC); Former Commander 23rd Air Force, Military Airlift Command
56Perkins, III, USN (ret.)

VADM James B. Perkins, III, USN (ret.)

Former Commander, Military Sealift Command
57Polisar, (ret.)

Chief Joseph Polisar, (ret.)

Garden Grove, California Police Department
63Stroup, Jr., USA (ret.)

LTG. Ted G. Stroup, Jr., USA (ret.)

Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Army Personnel
66Taylor, USMCR (ret.)

MajGen Larry Taylor, USMCR (ret.)

Former Deputy Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans
70Wagner, USA (ret.)

GEN. Louis Wagner, USA (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command

2Ayish

IDF MG (ret.) Yaacov Ayish

Senior Director of Israeli Affairs in Israel; Distinguished Fellow, Gemunder Center for Defense & Strategy
Baker

Dr. George Baker

Former Electromagnetics Group Leader, Defense Nuclear Agency
12Breedlove, USAF (ret.)

Gen Philip M. Breedlove, USAF (ret.)

Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Former Commander U.S. European Command
Caldwell, IV, USA (ret.)

LTG William B. Caldwell, IV, USA (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Army North
Clingan, USN (ret.)

ADM Bruce Clingan, USN (ret.)

Former Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe and U.S. Naval Forces Africa
Corey, USA (ret.)

COL Ian G. Corey, USA (ret.)

Former General Counsel for U.S. Army Cyber Command
Devereaux, USAF (ret.)

Maj Gen Rick Devereaux, USAF (ret.)

Former Director of Operational Planning, Policy, and Strategy
Edelman

Amb. Eric Edelman

Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Fly

Jamie Fly

Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States
Fox, USN (ret.)

VADM Mark Fox, USN (ret.)

Former Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command
Gabbard

Dr. Bryan Gabbard

Co-Chair, EMP Task Force; Executive Vice President, Defense Group Inc.
Gardner, USA (ret.)

LTG John Gardner, USA (ret.)

Former Deputy Commander of U.S. European Command
Jeffery

Reuben Jeffery

Former Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs
Jones, USA (ret.)

MG. Mike Jones, USA (ret.)

Former Chief of Staff, U.S. Central Command
Joseph

Amb. Robert Joseph

Co-Chair, EMP Task Force; Former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
Kappenman

John Kappenman

President and CEO, Storm Analysis Consultants
Katsman

Abraham Katsman

Associate Fellow, Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy
Lehman, II

Amb. Ronald Lehman, II

Former Director, US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
Makovsky

Alan Makovsky

Former Senior Professional Staff Member at U.S. House Foreign Relations Committee
Morse

Edward Morse

Global Head of Commodities Research at Citigroup
Murray

Richard Murray

Head of Liability Regimes Project, Geneva Association
Nanos, USN (ret.)

VADM G. Peter Nanos, USN (ret.)

Former Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Obering, USAF (ret.)

Lt Gen Henry Obering, USAF (ret.)

Former Director of the Missile Defense Agency
Payne

Dr. Keith Payne

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Forces Policy
Pfaltzgraff, Jr.

Dr. Robert Pfaltzgraff, Jr.

Professor of International Security Studies, Fletcher School at Tufts University
Popik

Thomas Popik

President, Foundation for Resilient Societies
60Rodriguez, USA (ret.)

GEN David Rodriguez, USA (ret.)

Former Commander, United States Africa Command
Schneider, Jr.

Dr. William Schneider, Jr.

Former Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs
Spoehr, USA (ret.)

LTG Thomas W. Spoehr, USA (ret.)

Former Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Forces – Iraq
Stavridis, USN (ret.)

ADM James Stavridis, USN (ret.)

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and former Commander of U.S. European Command; Chairman, Gemunder Center U.S.-Israel Security Task Force
Stoudt

Dr. David Stoudt

Distinguished Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center
Takeyh

Dr. Ray Takeyh

Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies at Council on Foreign Relations
Tegnelia

Dr. James "Jim" Tegnelia

Former Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
68Toolan, Jr., USMC (ret.)

LtGen John "Jocko" Toolan, Jr., USMC (ret.)

Former Commander, Marine Forces Pacific
69Trask, USAF (ret.)

Lt Gen Thomas "Tom" Trask, USAF (ret.)

Former Vice Commander, United States Special Operations Command
Tucker, USA (ret.)

LTG Michael S. Tucker, USA (ret.)

Former Commanding General of the First United States Army from 2013 until 2016.
Wagner Jr.

Dr. Richard Wagner Jr.

Former Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Atomic Energy
Warren, USA (ret.)

COL Marc Warren, USA (ret.)

Former senior legal officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corp for Multi-National Forces Iraq
Yavne

IDF BG Ram Yavne

Former Head of the Strategic Division in the Planning Directorate of the IDF General Staff (J5); Visiting IDF Military Fellow, JINSA's Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy
Zakheim

Roger Zakheim

Former General Counsel and Deputy Staff Director of U.S. House Armed Services Committee
Zuckerman

Mortimer Zuckerman

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of U.S. News & World Report
2Amidror

IDF MG (ret.) Yaakov Amidror

Distinguished Fellow, Gemunder Center for Defense & Strategy
2Gerber

Sander Gerber

Distinguished Fellow
3Wald, USAF (ret.)

Gen Charles "Chuck" Wald, USAF (ret.)

Distinguished Fellow; Senior Advisor; Co-chair, Iran Task Force; Member, Gaza Task Force, U.S.-Israel Security Task Force, and Eastern Med Task Force
1Deptula, USAF (ret.)

Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (ret.)

Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, U.S. Air Force Headquarters; JINSA Gemunder Center Senior Advisor
2Rademaker

Hon. Stephen Rademaker

Former Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation; JINSA Gemunder Center Senior Advisor
3Hannah

John Hannah

Former Assistant for National Security Affairs to the Vice President; JINSA Gemunder Center Senior Advisor
4Goldstein

Larry Goldstein

Founder and Director of Energy Policy Research Institute, Inc.; JINSA Gemunder Center Senior Advisor
5Corn, USA (ret.)

LTC Geoffrey S. Corn, USA (ret.)

Distinguished Fellow, Gemunder Center for Defense & Strategy; Vinson & Elkins Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law, Houston
1Cornell

Svante E. Cornell

Policy Advisor
31Hostage, USAF (ret.)

Gen Michael Hostage, USAF (ret.)

Former Commander, Air Combat Command
53Natonski, USMC (ret.)

LtGen Richard Natonski, USMC (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command
16Chilton, USAF (ret.)

Gen Kevin P. Chilton, USAF (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Strategic Command
24Glueck, USMC (ret.)

LtGen Kenneth J. Glueck, USMC (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development Command
19Donald, USN (ret.)

ADM Kirkland H. Donald, USN (ret.)

Former Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program
64Stutzriem, USAF (ret.)

Maj Gen Larry "Stutz" Stutzriem, USAF (ret.)

Former Director, Plans, Policy and Strategy at North American Aerospace Defense Command
17Conway, USMC (ret.)

Gen James T Conway, USMC (ret.)

34th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
9Bird, USN (ret.)

VADM John M. Bird, USN (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet