jinsa-logo AAnother channel for the exchange of ideas about Homeland Security has added some experts to his membership list. The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) has announced that former Senator Joseph Lieberman and five recently retired senior military officers have joined JINSA’s Board of Advisors.

Senator Lieberman embodied JINSA’s mission for almost three decades in the Senate. As a staunch supporter of both US-Israel cooperation and a strong American military, he was honored by JINSA with its Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson Distinguished Service Award in 1997. After 9/11, Senator Lieberman was instrumental in reorganizing the intelligence community and establishing the Department of Homeland Security.


JINSA also added five recently retired senior military officers to the Board of Advisors. Their expertise and guidance will help JINSA formulate and advance policy and programmatic initiatives. These new advisors are:

  • General Hal M. Hornburg , USAF (ret.), former Commander, Air Combat Command
  • Lieutenant General Tad J. Oelstrom , USAF (ret.), former Superintendent of the US Air Force Academy
  • Lieutenant General Guy Swan , USA (ret.), former commander of United States Army North (Fifth Army)
  •  Lieutenant General George J. Trautman , USMC (ret.), former Deputy Commandant for Aviation
  • Lieutenant General Stephen G. Wood , USAF (ret.), former Deputy Commander, United Nations Command

JINSA is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian educational organization established in 1976 to educate the public on national and international security issues, including the importance of an effective U.S. defense capability and the key role of strategic allies, including Israel, to promote democratic values in the Middle East.