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WWC has launched In Gear Career, a nonprofit focused on professional military spouses.
The demands on modern military spouses often make it difficult for these individuals to seek, obtain, and sustain professional careers commensurate with their level of education and experience. Existing family support systems have done an outstanding job assisting spouses with finding entry-level positions and traditionally "pink-collar" jobs. In Gear seeks to expand the impact of these existing programs by addressing specific needs of spouses whose professional career trajectories are interrupted by frequent moves and deployments.
In Gear Career will provide a forum for community support, information-sharing, and mentoring that addresses the unique challenges and strengths of the career-minded military spouse.
Please visit us at In Gear Career
Jenna Ben-Yehuda joins WWC as Director
Jenna Ben-Yehuda has joined Wittenberg Weiner Consulting, LLC's management team as Director. Ms. Ben-Yehuda's strong
State Department background supports a critical prong of the firm's "3Ds" (Defense, Diplomacy and Development) approach
to government operations, which encompasses analysis and program management at the Department of State, the
U.S. Military, and the Defense Intelligence Agency. Ms. Ben-Yehuda will work closely with WWC Directors
Joe Osborne, COL U.S. Special Forces [ret.], Melissa Copp, formerly of Booz Allen Hamilton, and Heidi
Snell, formerly of World Vision, to optimize the firm's support of U.S. interests at home and abroad.
Ms. Ben-Yehuda is a seasoned national security professional with 12 years of experience at the State Department, where she completed her service in February 2013 as the Senior Military Advisor to the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Ms. Ben-Yehuda has served in a variety of policy, intelligence, communications, Congressional, and programmatic roles and has regional expertise in Latin America and the Caribbean and North Africa. Ms. Ben-Yehuda developed programming for Secretary of State Clinton and accompanied her on foreign travel and led intelligence briefings for and traveled with Secretary Powell. She has written for President Obama and four Secretaries of State (Albright-Clinton) and represented the State Department in numerous interagency settings, including at the National Security Staff.
Ms. Ben-Yehuda's previous assignments include serving as Senior Democracy Officer in the Office of Policy, Planning, and Coordination in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Intelligence Analyst for Haiti, Central America, Canada, and the Western Caribbean where she authored Presidential Daily Brief articles in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research; and Case Manager for the Western Hemisphere and Western and North Africa in the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Children's Issues Abduction Unit. She has served in the political sections of U.S. embassies in Panama and the Dominican Republic. A fluent Spanish speaker, Ms. Ben-Yehuda holds a BA in International Affairs and Spanish Literature from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University; an MS in National Resource Strategy from National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces (Eisenhower School); and an MS in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University. She is the recipient of five State Department Superior Honor and Meritorious Honor Awards and is a frequent lecturer on U.S. policy in the Western Hemisphere.
Ms. Ben-Yehuda lives in Chevy Chase, MD with her husband and three children.