Jon Cheatwood is serving in the office of Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). Prior to this appointment, Jon spent 11 years as an Army officer where he led infantry teams at the platoon and company-level while deploying to both Iraq and Afghanistan. In his final assignment, Jon taught courses in American Politics to cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point. During the summer of 2015 he served alongside America’s diplomatic corps as a political attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Jon holds a B.S. in American Politics from the U.S. Military Academy and a M.A. in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations. His writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, and Military Review.