Foreign by birth, immigrant by circumstance and an American forged by service, Jonathan Choa is the son of dreamers who came to the land of the free, but realized that it wasn’t free.
Before there was a Captain Jonathan Moohoon Choa, there was a teenager who became aware of the sacrifice of so many Americans on the frozen hills of Korea decades earlier and incurred a debt. His debt to a nation that asked for no payment was paid as he studied economics at West Point, fought hunger and fatigue as a Ranger student, stood guard on the snowy mountainsides of Korea and patrolled the hot and barren desert of Iraq. He now wants to continue his service after receiving an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jonathan’s education will be the foundation of his long term goal to start a consulting firm that specializes in a blend of economic, political, diplomatic and military consulting to high insurgency risk nations. A fusion of culture, diplomacy, military and economics is a future arm of consulting in this era of globalization and terrorism.
Jonathan believes the military’s mission is to fight and win the nation’s high kinetic wars and not conduct stability operations such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan. The unnecessary deaths in these conflicts are the driving force behind his vision – a vision to outsource counter-insurgency from the government and ensure the nation’s military is not abused for which it was not created nor designed.