Jon Soltz, Executive Director of IAVA PAC, speaks on progressive outreach to the military, part of the Truman National Security Project's Congressional Speaker Series. Soltz, an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran discussed strategies for bridging the divide between progressives and the military and for connecting with progressive service members.
The Truman National Security Project is a movement bringing together Democrats who believe in a foreign policy founded on strength and security, grounded in a strong military and active diplomacy, and committed to furthering the American ideals of freedom, dignity, and opportunity worldwide.
Jon Soltz, Executive Director of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Political Action Committee (IAVA PAC), served as a Captain during Operation Iraqi Freedom deploying logistics convoys with the 1st Armored Division from May to September 2003. During 2005 Captain Soltz was mobilized for 365 days at Fort Dix New Jersey, training soldiers for combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. He also served his country with distinction in the Kosovo Campaign as a Tank Platoon Leader between June and December 2000. Soltz is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College with dual degree in Political Science and History. He has completed graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He also served as the Veterans for John Kerry Pennsylvania State Coordinator.