John ‘JV’ Venable
Board Advisor

A Senior Research Fellow for Defense Policy at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for National Defense, JV is an authority on the operational capabilities of the U.S. Department of Defense, with an emphasis on air and space. In 2004, he commanded the 379th Air Expeditionary Group in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is also a former commander of the U.S. Air Force aerial demonstration squadron, the Thunderbirds.