John P. DeBlasio is the Chairman of DT Global and the DT Institute, Founder and Executive Director of the Global Peace and Development (GPD) Charitable Trust, and Managing Director of Bootstrap Capital.
John is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Illinois Joining Forces Foundation, the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, the Social Science Foundation (Korbel School of International Affairs at Denver University), The Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, and MVP Vets.
John is a 1989 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and served 21 years in active and reserve service before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves Civil Affairs branch in 2011. He also holds degrees from the University of South Carolina Master of International Business Studies program and completed ILE with the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. Throughout his career, John has had postings or worked for extended periods of time in Europe, the Republic of Korea and the Middle East (Iraq/Jordan). John is a recipient of the Bronze Star as well as the Joint Service Commendation Medal.