Nonprofits/Philanthropy: JACK DYER ‘J.D.’ CROUCH II
PRESIDENT AND CEO, UNITED SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS, ARLINGTON COUNTY
Before becoming the USO’s 23rd president and CEO, Crouch worked at the Pentagon, advised a president, served as U.S. ambassador to Romania, and taught defense and strategic studies.
He even co-founded federal contractor QinetiQ North America Inc., before landing at the USO in 2014, and he serves as a senior adviser for Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan think tank the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
A private nonprofit, charitable corporation chartered by Congress, the USO operates more than 250 centers in 17 countries supporting armed service members and their families. It’s best known for organizing USO tours throughout the decades, bringing celebrities to entertain U.S. troops serving overseas.
Last fall, the USO opened its first center in the United Kingdom, which offers a computer lab, video games and more. In February, the organization announced that Ernst & Young would donate $1.5 million and pro bono services to help create career and mentorship opportunities for service members and their spouses.
“This relationship will allow thousands of our brave troops and their spouses to plan rewarding professional lives that leverage their unique skill sets,” Crouch said in a statement.