Jason Yaley is now assistant vice president of communications at Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), a trade association that represents the American aerospace and defense industry. In this role, he manages the communications function of AIA, driving all internal and external communications, integrated communication planning, branding and advocacy campaigns, strategic research, partnerships, media relations, and community outreach. He joined AIA following over a decade of work inside the Department of Defense, most recently as the Special Assistant to the Air Force Chief of Staff. In addition, he has developed and implemented major public-private partnerships across public and private stakeholders to garner support for veterans, wounded warriors, and military families. He is also the recipient of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award, along with the Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Medal, the Service’s highest civilian award.