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National Security Network Participant
FDD’s National Security Fellow
2014 - 2015
National Security Network Participant

Yola Johnston

Lockheed Martin


Last updated: Jan 21, 2014

Yola H. Johnston is Program Manager for Europe, Israel & the Americas at Lockheed Martin Corporation where she supports Lockheed Martin International Business Development. Yola previously served as the Managing Director of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA). Yola has two M.A. degrees from the Institute of World Politics, one in Statecraft and National Security and the other in Public Diplomacy and Political Warfare. She received her B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Brown University. Yola is fluent in Turkish and Hebrew and has basic knowledge of French. Yola is the founder of Heroes Linked, an online initiative of the MVAT Foundation to be launched in June 2015 that will host a diverse community of citizen sector mentors to provide advice and professional guidance to active-duty and transitioning troops, reservists and veterans, as well as their spouses. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Military and Veterans Appreciation Trust (MVAT) Foundation.

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