United States Army
Jonathan Popovich is a devoted husband and father, a decorated combat veteran and a readjustment counselor at a local Vet Center. He has dedicated his life to the service of this country and to those who defend it. All of Jonathan's active duty military service was spent with the 82nd Airborne Division. He deployed to Iraq in 2003 as part of the initial invasion force and has received many military honors including a Combat Action Badge, the Bronze Star Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation and the Ranger Tab. The Pompton Lakes, N.J., resident has spent the better part of the last decade working to make the lives of our nation's returning warriors better. Through his work at the Vet Center, he has organized dozens of programs and outreach events. He provides counseling to returning veterans and their families and serves as a liaison between them and the job training, education and disability benefits they're due.