J.D. Gordon Biography
J.D. Gordon is a former senior national security and foreign policy adviser to Republicans Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee and Herman Cain. Previously, he served as a Pentagon spokesman for four years during the George W. Bush Administration and is a retired Navy Commander.
Gordon has served as a Senior Fellow and Adviser to various think tanks and foundations based in Washington, DC. He has regularly appeared as a columnist and television commentator on numerous media outlets in English and Spanish languages to include One America News, Fox News, Sky News, Univision, Telemundo, The Washington Times, The Daily Caller, The Hill and USA Today. His guest speaker appearances have included various parliaments, elite universities such as Oxford and Georgetown, and think tanks in over a dozen countries.
Gordon began his Navy career in amphibious warfare and later transitioned into public affairs. As a Navy spokesman, he has been the on-scene spokesman for numerous internationally newsworthy events over a 20-year active duty career. This includes the Haitian and Cuban refugee crises at Guantanamo of 1994; Operation Restore Democracy, the subsequent multi-national force deployment to Haiti also in 1994; US dual-carrier operations in the East China Sea during the China-Taiwan missile crisis of 1996; NATO's Stabilization Force (SFOR) in the former Republic of Yugoslavia in 1997; the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania in 1998; the Navy's efforts to maintain the Atlantic Fleet's primary training range, located on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico from 1999-2001; Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines, the Special Operations Command Pacific deployment to the southern Philippines in 2002; and the first USN ship visit to Vietnam since the Vietnam War onboard Frigate USS Vandegrift in 2003.
Born in New York City, Gordon was raised in New Jersey where he graduated from Wall High School. He was commissioned as an Ensign through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program at Pennsylvania State University where he received a B.A. in Communications. Gordon also holds an M.A. in Diplomacy from Norwich University, a senior executive certificate from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force's Air Command and Staff College.