Senator Burr has had plenty of time to ask questions of herSenator delays Duckworth confirmation Apr 03, 2009
From Jim Webb to John Batiste, lifelong Republicans are expressing frustration with the party if not, as in the case of Webb, becoming DemocratsVoteVets chief: Troops abandoning GOP Jul 24, 2007
Out of the seven Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who ran for Congress in 2006, five were Democrats and two were Republicans. One of those Republicans, Sam Schultz, who VoteVets.org endorsed, ran in opposition to the president's handling of Iraq. Just one of seven Iraq vets running, then, actually supported the presidentVoteVets chief: Troops abandoning GOP Jul 24, 2007
For all the talk from the far right about how troops just want Congress to give the surge a chance, there's simply no evidence that it's the truthVoteVets chief claims Army morale poor Jul 24, 2007
I know from e-mails I trade with my friends still out in the field that morale is not good, and they aren't putting much hope into the president's planVoteVets chief claims Army morale poor Jul 24, 2007
Jon Soltz was a Captain in the Iraq War and is currently the chairman and co-founder of VoteVets.org. As a member of the United States Army he served in both the Kosovo Campaign (2000) and later in Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003). Soltz is an outspoken critic of the war in Iraq, particularly with regards to its execution.
He was commissioned in 1999 from the University of Pittsburgh Army ROTC and attended the Armor Officer Basic Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Following his graduation he was stationed in Germany from 1999-2003. Soltz served in the Kosovo Campaign as a tank platoon leader between June and December 2000. From May to September 2003, Soltz served as a Captain during Operation Iraqi Freedom, deploying logistics convoys with the 1st Armored Division in Iraq. In 2005 Soltz was mobilized at Fort Dix, New Jersey to train soldiers for combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Soltz is also a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College with dual degree in Political Science and History, and was a member of the men's soccer team as well as Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Gamma Chapter. He has completed some graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He is a 1995 graduate of Gaithersburg High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland.