W. Jonathan Rue

Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2016

Department of Defense

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W. Jonathan Rue is a Legislative Affairs Specialist in the Office of Legislative Affairs, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps where helps manage the service's legislative agenda, Congressional outreach, and testimony preparation in addition to analysis of all legislative proposals that impact the Marine Corps. From 2012-2015, he was the Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor at The Punaro Group, where he oversaw operational activities and analytical projects across multiple staffs for the CEO in addition to specializing in defense budget and legislative analysis. Previously, Jonathan was an intelligence officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Iraq as a military advisor to the Iraqi Army.

Mr. Rue has written articles for Foreign AffairsWorld Politics ReviewThe National Interest,The Guardian, and War On The Rocks. He has ABs in history and political science from The University of Georgia and an MSc in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a member of the Truman National Security Project Defense Council.