About Jay Ostrich

Jay Ostrich answered our Nation’s call to duty after America was attacked by terrorists September 11th, 2001. Joining the Air Force and graduating boot camp as the oldest member of his class, at 32, Ostrich is a Combat Veteran where he served in Operation Iraqi Freedom at the US Embassy, Baghdad, and throughout East Africa fighting violent extremist organizations. A combat journalist, Ostrich received several prestigious journalism awards for his writing, having been named United States Air Force Feature Writer of the Year in 2008 and the National Guard Bureau Feature Writer of the Year three times. Currently, Ostrich works in Congress as the District Director for U.S. Congressman Scott Perry (PA-10), and continues to serve our Nation in the 193rd Special Operations Wing with the rank of major. Ostrich is a proud graduate of Governor Mifflin High School, Shillington, Pa, where he was Student Government President for the Class of ’89, before attending the University of Arizona where he graduated with honors before attending Villanova School of Law. Ostrich went on to graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy of Military Science where he earned his commission and was elected by his peers as class commencement speaker. A survivor of childhood domestic violence, Ostrich spends any time he can find speaking to fellow survivors and raising awareness for complex post-traumatic stress disorder.

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