Jason Hansman is an Iraq veteran and Senior Program Manager for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). IAVA is the country’s first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Founded by Paul Rieckhoff in 2004, IAVA has more than 200,000 active veteran members and grassroots supporters nationwide.
As Senior Program Associate, Jason executes health programs designed to serve membership, including referrals, mental health support and access to benefits. Jason is also responsible for managing IAVA's Community of Veterans, the first and largest social network exclusively for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Prior to joining IAVA, Jason completed an 8-year enlistment in the Army Reserves as a Civil Affairs Sergeant.
From 2004 to 2005, he was deployed to Mosul, Iraq as the Operations NCO of a Civil Affairs company and helped manage hundreds of reconstruction projects. Jason graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Political Science, with a minor in Near Eastern Language and Civilization.
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