In This Issue
Leadership Conference Call with Maj. Gen. Amidror
Maj. Gen. Amidror on Battle Between Shiites and Sunnis
Lt. Gen. Deptula Discusses Desert Storm and ISIS
JINSA CEO Makovsky in Washington Post
Lt. Gen. Hernandez Joins Board of Advisors
EMP Task Force Event with Rep. Franks
LEEP Participants Featured in Local Media
Grateful Nation Honorees Featured in Local Media
Maj. Gen. Amidror on Understanding Russia in Syria
Internship Opportunities
JINSA's New Address
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Upcoming Events
Chief of Police Rodolfo Llanes Briefing in Miami

February 12

Join JINSA National Leaders in Miami, FL for a briefing by Miami Police Chief Rodolfo Llanes on his participation in the 2015 Law Enforcement Exchange Program and the current national threat situation. He will be joined by JINSA Director of Counter Terrorism, Steve Pomerantz.

Visit to Kings Bay Submarine Base

February 29 - March 1

Join JINSA for an exclusive visit to Kings Bay, GA home to Submarine Group Ten, our nation's preeminent provider of sea-based strategic deterrence, strike and unique SSGN special operations capabilities.

Spring National Leadership Conference in NYC

May 19

JINSA's Spring Conference for National Leaders will take place on May 19 in New York City. Exact location to be determined.

JINSA Online Events Calendar 
Every month, JINSA has various events around the country. Now you can find out about all these events in one place and add them to your personal calendar. This calendar is updated frequently so check back often to see when JINSA is holding an event near you!


On January 27, Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror briefed JINSA leaders on the turmoil in the Middle East via conference call. Gen. Amidror is a Distinguished Fellow at JINSA's Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy and the former National Security Advisor to Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Gemunder Center Distinguished Fellow Maj. Gen. Yaakov Amidror explains recent events in the fight between Sunnis and Shiites that took place, including the removal of global sanctions on Iran and Pakistan's announcement that it would respond to any attack on Saudi Arabia. Is the world's only Muslim nuclear nation about to intervene in the Middle East?

Gemunder Center Senior Advisor Lt. Gen. David Deptula, USAF (Ret.) discusses the lessons and challenges of Operation Desert Storm on its 25th anniversary on Defense News TV and in Breaking Defense.

Click to watch on Defense News TV

Click to read the article in Breaking Defense

JINSA CEO Dr. Michael Makovsky was quoted in The Washington Post on Iran testing the U.S.

JINSA is proud and honored to announce the addition of Lt. Gen. Rhett Hernandez, USA (Ret.) to our Board of Advisors. Gen. Hernandez served as the first Commander of Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), where he was responsible for the daily operations and defense of all Army networks, and when directed, conducted the full range of cyberspace operations. In addition to building a cyber force of more than 17,000 people, he led the development of a wide range of transformational concepts, plans and programs to increase the Army's ability to conduct Land and Cyber operations.

Rep. Franks speaks at JINSA co-sponsored EMP event.
On December 19, JINSA co-sponsored an EMP event with the Air Force Association. Gemunder Center Associate Director Jonathan Ruhe introduced JINSA's EMP Task Force and Report at the event with Rep. Trent Franks. The event was attended by over 50 high-level guests from the defense industry, Capitol Hill, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Energy, and other policy groups.

JINSA Law Enforcement Exchange Program (LEEP) Participants in the Media

JINSA's Law Enforcement Exchange Program (LEEP) returned from 10 days in Israel and Jordan in late November 2015. Below are several media highlights from the participants after the program.

Click to watch NBC Abilene

 Grateful Nation Honorees Featured in Local Media

Two of JINSA's Grateful Nation Honorees were featured in their local media after receiving our prestigious award. Click the video below to watch the feature on Sgt. Amanda Eason:

What sparked even greater Russian involvement in Syria? Why did the Russians change their strategy, to include such major undertakings like deploying their air force and using submarine-launched cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea? Gemunder Center Distinguished Fellow Maj. Gen. Yaakov Amidror explains Russia's investment of power in Syria.

JINSA is currently seeking full and part time interns. The Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy and JINSA's Outreach Department both have opportunities available.

JINSA's new address is:

1101 14th Street, NW
Suite 1110
Washington, DC 20005

Our phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same.

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