Nonprofits | Philanthropy 2023: JACK DYER ‘J.D.’ CROUCH II
PRESIDENT AND CEO, UNITED SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS, ARLINGTON COUNTY
Following a long and distinguished diplomatic and national security career that included leadership roles in the public and private sectors, Crouch became the USO’s 23rd president and CEO in 2014.
Since 1941, the USO has served as an American nonprofit charitable corporation supporting the men and women in the U.S. military and their families. Although it’s far from the USO’s only job, the organization is probably best known for putting on celebrity-filled shows for troops stationed in war zones.
During the past two years, the USO has expanded its operations in Eastern Europe to support the thousands of U.S. service members deployed in response to the invasion of Ukraine, opening eight centers in the region, delivering 33,000 care packages and providing other services to U.S. troops and their families.
A former U.S. ambassador to Romania, Crouch formerly served as CEO of defense contractor QinetiQ North America, worked at the Pentagon and was an adviser to President George W. Bush. He earned three degrees, including a doctorate in international relations, at the University of Southern California.