Jenna Ben-Yehuda



Jenna Hoffman Ben-Yehuda is the President and CEO of the Truman Center for National Policy and Truman National Security Project. A longtime advocate for gender equity in national security, she is the founder of the Women’s Foreign Policy Network, a global community of women in foreign affairs in over 100 countries. During her twelve years at the US Department of State, she served in a range of intelligence and policy roles in the Western Hemisphere, including serving as Senior Military Advisor to US Northern Command, US Southern Command, and US Special Operations Command, earning multiple Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards. A life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future’s Council on US National Security, she holds graduate degrees from National Defense University and National Intelligence University. Jenna earned undergraduate degrees from George Washington University, taught security studies at GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs, and serves as a member of their Board of Advisors. She also serves on the advisory boards of the Leadership Council for Women in National Security, the Partnership for Public Service, and GLOBSEC. Jenna serves as a member of the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy, under appointment by President Biden. She was named one of Washington’s Most Influential People in National Security and Defense by Washingtonian Magazine in 2022 and 2023.