Jon Soltz

Jon Soltz, Chairman

Jon Soltz is a leader of the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans' community. He served twice in Iraq  - in 2011 as a Major, helping train the Iraqi Army prior to the removal of U.S. Troops, and in 2003, as a Captain during Operation Iraqi Freedom, deploying logistics convoys with the 1st Armored Division. During 2005, 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 a dual degree in Political Science and History. He has completed graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Soltz has become one of the most authoritative and visible figures on veterans issues. He has been interviewed by national media outlets such as the Associated Press, Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, TIME, and Newsweek, among others. He has made numerous media appearances, including PBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, and ABC.