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Jeb Bush Campaign Press Release - Jeb is honored to announce the endorsement of 75 Military Veterans

August 25, 2015

As governor, Jeb served as the Commander-in-Chief of the Florida National Guard, a responsibility he undertook with the utmost seriousness and pride.

If elected to serve as Commander-in-Chief, he will work tirelessly to ensure that our troops receive the support, regard and care they so richly deserve.

Elected Officials

  • Congressman Mark Amodei (NV — 2), USA
  • Congressman Jeff Denham (CA — 10), USAF
  • Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL — 16), USAF
  • Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL — 16), USAF
  • Former Congressman Steve Buyer (IN — 4), USA, Chairman House Veterans Affairs Committee
  • State Representative Ken Rizer (IA — 68), USAF
  • State Representative Zach Nunn (IA — 30), USAF
  • State Senator Jeff Brandes (FL — 22), USA
  • State Representative Frank Artiles (FL — 118), USMC
  • State Senator Greg Brower (NV — 15), USN

Medal of Honor recipients

  • Kyle Carpenter, USMC, Afghanistan
  • James Livinsgston, USMC, Vietnam
  • Hal Fritz, USA, Vietnam
  • Jay Vargas, USMC, Vietnam
  • Al Rascon, USA, Vietnam
  • Leo Thorsness, USAF, Vietnam, former Prisoner of War
  • Bruce P Crandall, USA, Vietnam
  • Robert Modrcejewski, USMC, Vietnam
  • James Taylor, USA, Vietnam
  • Leroy Petry, USA, Afghanistan
  • Doc Ballard, USA/USN, Vietnam

Former SEALs / Special Forces

  • Dave Bruce, Navy SEAL
  • Stephen Kupcha, Navy SEAL
  • Dick Couch, Navy SEAL
  • Don Randle, Army Special Forces
  • Scott Mann, Army Special Forces
  • Chip Hriscko, Army Special Forces
  • Ernest Wright, Army Special Forces
  • Brian Duffy, Army Special Forces
  • Rudi Gresham, Army Special Forces
  • Michael Waltz, Army Special Forces

Former Veteran Service Organization Commanders

  • Dan West, USMC, Texas
  • Peyton Lumpkin, USAF, Texas
  • Richard DeNoyer, USMC, Former National Commander, Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Al Linden, USA, Florida

Veteran Leaders

  • Command Sergeant Major Michael Hall, USA (Ret)
  • Command Sergeant Major William Gainey, USA (Ret)
  • Tom Hanton, USAF, former Prisoner of War
  • Richard Topping, USA, JAG Corps, CEO of Cardinal Innovations Healthcare
  • Edward Crawford, USN, Bronze Star recipient, Vice President, Goldman Sachs
  • Michael Pischner, USA, Director, FIU Veterans and Military Affairs Center
  • Ryan Reiter, USMC, Government Affairs Manager, Children's Services Council of Broward County
  • Morgan Ortagus, USNR, Former Aide, U.S. Department of Treasury
  • Jamal Sowell, USMC, Special Assistant in the Florida University system
  • Daniel Green, USNR, former Special Assistant, Office of Secretary of Defense
  • Dane Bahnsen, USA, former House of Representatives staff and Afghanistan veteran
  • Jim Gill, USA, author and entrepreneur, Founder, Black Creek Strategies
  • Courtney Natter Mills, USN, former Navy Nurse
  • Jim Lorraine, USAF, Founding Director, U.S. Special Operations Command Care Coalition
  • Francis Hoang, USA, former Associate White House Counsel
  • Dr. Terry Clark, M.D., USA, CEO of MD Informatics
  • Bill Simon, USN, former CEO of Wal Mart USA
  • Anthony Principi, USN, former Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • Kurt Marisa, USAF, former Foreign Service Officer
  • Rudy Atallah, USAF, former Foreign Service Officer
  • Tres Hurst, USA, former intelligence officer
  • Sergio Rodriguera Jr., USN, Term Member, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Jesse Manzano-Plaza, USAR, Partner, LSN Communications
  • Evelio "EJ" Otero, USAF, Intelligence Consultant
  • George Patton Waters, USN, Grandson of General George S. Patton
  • Jim McDonough, USA, Former Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections
  • Jim Ramsey, USA, Combat Medic, Silver Star, Purple Heart
  • Robin Higgins, USMC, former Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs in the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Gary Krump, USA, former Acting Assistant Secretary for Acquisitions & Facilities, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Rick Romley, USMC, former County Attorney, Maricopa County
  • Mike Olson, USA, retired lieutenant colonel
  • Bob Gleason, USMC, retired sergeant
  • Kendall Tack, USA, retired captain
  • Peter Welch, USN, retired captain
  • Andrew Chang, USA, entrepreneur, Managing Partner, Eastern Foundry
  • Myron Harrington, USMC, Navy Cross Recipient
  • Christopher Burnham, USMC, Chairman and CEO, Cambridge Global Capital
  • Jim Adams, USN, former Chief of Staff to Postmaster General, NH Veterans Council member
  • Eli Bremer, USAF Reserves, Olympic Pentathlete
*Personal endorsement only, does not constitute endorsement from organization
*Use of rank, titles, and any and all military information does not imply endorsement by the Department of Defense, or any military department.

Jeb Bush, Jeb Bush Campaign Press Release - Jeb is honored to announce the endorsement of 75 Military Veterans Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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