J David Thompson is a U.S. Army officer advocating for human rights and humanitarian issues. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Washington & Lee University School of Law along with an MBA–Leadership and B.S. in Economics from Liberty University.
In addition to military service, David worked for the United Nations Refugee Agency, Department of Defense, and Physicians for Human Rights – Israel. He conducted pro bono research on gender-based violence for the World Bank Group's Women, Business, and the Law. David volunteered with Service to School as both a Director and Ambassador.
His works have been published in Small Wars Journal, The Cove, USA Today, Roanoke Times, Jordan Times, Addis Standard, EvoLLLution Magazine, Lima Charlie News, Jerusalem Online, and the News-Gazette. He currently has 1 published book: 30 Days with Gail. Outside of work and school David enjoys reading, hiking, outdoor activities, exercising, traveling, and writing.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org & follow me on Twitter @jdthompson910.
Expertise & Interest
Support to Refugees
Promoting the voices and supporting those that lost everything—but still manage to find hope and inspiration.
Women's Economic Empowerment
Seeking to end gender-based violence and marginalization by empowering economically independent women.
Civilian Harm Mitigation
Minimizing the negative impacts of military operations on civilian populations, providing less than lethal options for militaries, posturing for long-term force protection, and operating in multilateral coalitions.