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April 2008
In This Issue
Pomerantz Appointed Associate Executive Director
President Hascoe Passes Away
JINSA Annual Dinner
Naval Special Warfare Trip
Conference on Ballistic Missile Defense
2008 LEEP Trip
"Deserving Soldiers" Holiday Appeal
Steven L. Pomerantz Appointed Associate Executive Director

Steven L. Pomerantz, JINSA's Director of Counter-Terrorism Programs, was appointed Associate Executive Director by Tom Neumann, JINSA's Executive Director.

Mr. Pomerantz first joined JINSA in 2002, to develop JINSA's Law Enforcement Exchange Program with Israel. In January 2005, he became JINSA's first Director of Counter-Terrorism, a position he held until January of this year.

Mr. Pomerantz retired from the FBI in June 1995 after a career spanning 27 years. During that time period he rose from Special Agent to the rank of Assistant Director. Mr. Pomerantz served three separate tours of duty at FBI Headquarters. Included among those assignments was service as Chief of the Counter-Terrorism Section where he had responsibility for supervision of all FBI counter-terrorism investigations both domestically and abroad. He was also involved extensively in law enforcement and intelligence service liaison as part of the worldwide effort to combat terrorism.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Pomerantz served for five years in the U.S. Air Force, attaining the rank of Captain.


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JINSA Mourns the Passing of President Norman Hascoe

It is with great sadness that the Officers and the Board of Directors of JINSA announce that our beloved President, Norman Hascoe, passed away this past October.

Those of us who worked with him and loved him will miss him dearly.

Norman had a long battle with a serious illness against which he fought valiantly, using the same strength and resolve with which he met all of life's challenges.

Norman did not seek out honors and accolades. He preferred to do his good behind the scenes. Most of Norman's work, whether in the arts, medicine or national security, was done quietly, but always with great passion. His tenure as president of JINSA was one of the few occasions during which he stepped in the spotlight. For that we feel deeply honored.

We join with Norman's family in mourning this very profound loss.
Defense Secretary Gates Receives Jackson Distinguished Service Award, Six Young Heroes Receive Grateful Nation Award for 2007

JINSA's 25th annual Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson Distinguished Service Award was conferred upon Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates during a gala presentation in October.

In accepting his award, Dr. Gates said, "For more than three decades, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs has been a strong supporter and defender of America's military might - and of America's long-standing friendship with Israel. I thank you all for your contribution to the debate over our nation's foreign policy." The evening also featured the six young U.S. service members who were presented with the 2007 Grateful Nation Awards. They assembled in Washington with their families and commanders and were congratulated by JINSA leaders and General James E. Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Click the link to read more about the event:
JINSA Bestows Distinguished Service Award
Visit Provides Opportunity to See Naval Special Warfare Ops Up Close

A delegation of JINSA officers and members received an up-close look at the Naval Special Warfare Groups (NSWG) based at the Naval Amphibious Base at Little Creek, Virginia in November 2007.

To read more about this trip please visit:
Naval Special Warfare Ops Viewed Up-Close
Under the Umbrella - JINSA holds Conference on Ballistic Missile Defense

In December, JINSA sponsored a conference on ballistic missile defense. The title of the conference, "Where We Are and Where We Need To Be" reflected the conference's broad scope as defense experts and analysts reviewed the past, evaluated the present and forecasted the future of BMD programs.

The featured speaker at the conference was Dr. Uzi Rubin, "father" of Israel's Arrow Ballistic Missile Defense System.

The Israel Missile Defense Association and the Jerusalem Institute for Public Policy were co-sponsors of the event, which was attended by representatives of the defense industry and diplomatic community as well as JINSA members.

To read more about this conference please visit:
Conference on Ballistic Missile Defense
JINSA Law Enforcement Exchange Program (LEEP)
LEEP Brings U.S. Law Enforcement to Israel to Observe Best Practices

Since its establishment by JINSA in 2002, the LEEP program's objective is to support America's law enforcement community in its fight against domestic and international terrorism. In keeping with JINSA's mandate of a strong U.S. national security. LEEP seeks to forge cooperation between American and Israeli law enforcement personnel by giving the U.S. law enforcement community unparalleled "firsthand" access to the lessons learned by the Israelis in the interdiction of and response to all forms of terrorism.

JINSA sponsored trips to Israel are the highlight of the LEEP program. The delegation for the LEEP 2008 trip to Israel represented a spectrum of law enforcement agencies leadership from around the U.S. and for the first time Canada. They were in Israel from February 17 to February 23.

In the United States, JINSA has sponsored nine national LEEP conferences with a total attendance of more than 8,000 law enforcement professionals.
2007 "Deserving Soldiers" Holiday Appeal Distributes More Than $168,000 to Military Families and Recovering Service Personnel

Through the Holiday Appeal supporting American troops and their families, JINSA distributed over $168,000 in funds donated by JINSA members and the general public. The donations were collected over a 4-week period prior to the holidays in 2007.

Since its inception in 2003, the "Deserving Solider" program has raised and distributed more than $450,000.

The majority of the 2007 funds were distributed to families within the U.S. Special Operations Command, who were identified as deserving of financial assistance to include Army Special Forces, the 82nd Airborne Division, Naval Special Warfare Command, the 75th Ranger Regiment, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, USMC Special Operations and Air Force Special Operations Command.

The money helped to ensure military families were able to participate fully in the holiday season. A portion of the fund was allocated to active duty personnel who have suffered line-of-duty injuries fighting in the war on terrorism.

Deserving Soldiers Holiday Appeal

TO LEARN MORE please contact Marsha Halteman, JINSA's director of Law Enforcement/Military Programs - mhalteman@jinsa.org