Thursday, September 28, 2017

Coleman endorsed by Combat Veterans for Congress in 1st District race


Leading Veterans Group Endorses Andy Coleman in GOP Primary

Owasso, OK – A nationally recognized veteran organization, Combat Veterans for Congress, has announced its endorsement for Captain Andy Coleman in the Republican primary for Oklahoma’s First Congressional District. Combat Veterans for Congress supports the election of veterans who are also fiscal and constitutional conservatives.

After graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Captain Coleman served his country as a military intelligence officer, focusing on developments spanning North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Eurasia. During the “surge” of 2007–2008 in Iraq, Captain Coleman deployed as a senior intelligence officer with an Army brigade in Baghdad. That role required him to focus on local Islamic militant groups, and he also trained U.S. military personnel in counterinsurgency and counter-sniper tactics.

“This really means a lot to me,” Coleman shared after learning of the endorsement. “Serving in the military was a tremendous honor, and the experience shaped me in so many ways. It molded me as a leader, taught me how to work effectively as part of a team, and gave me unique insights on the national security and foreign policy fronts. It would be a privilege to use my background to help our country navigate the many threats she faces today. And of course, it would be a privilege to be a champion for veterans in Oklahoma, and across America.”

Captain Coleman is the only military veteran with service experience in this race. After his military service, Captain Coleman entered private legal practice and later full-time ministry, serving the Persecuted Church in some of the world’s most dangerous countries.

“We need more members of Congress with military service experience who are equipped and ready to lead our nation as we encounter difficult decisions regarding North Korea, Iran and problems at home with the VA. I’m a battle-tested conservative who is ready to stand in the gap in defense of our freedoms as your next Member of Congress," stated Captain Andy Coleman.

Combat Veterans for Congress has previously endorsed Congressmen Jim Bridenstine (R OK-CD 1). Several other endorsements for Captain Andy Coleman include Dr. Everett Piper, Morton Blackwell, Denny Garrison, and Pam Peterson.

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