As a Marine combat veteran and lifelong student of history, I personally know what it means to train, deploy, and confront our nation’s adversaries. I have shared the burden of standing the watch with our fellow service members.
With two deployments to the Western Pacific and my participation in Desert Shield/ Desert Storm, I have the operational and strategic insight essential to responsibly advise my colleagues in Congress, make recommendations to preserve our military’s assets, and improve our military’s combat readiness. Our military exists to defend our nation and pursue our vital national interests. It must be properly funded, prepared and ready to oppose and defeat our enemies if need be. We must stop dragging our military through social experimentation. We must refocus congressional efforts to effectively and efficiently streamline our acquisition and maintenance of equipment and training. When elected, I will fight for combat readiness because peace is only attainable through strength.