Ryan Zinke, former Commander at SEAL Team Six and candidate for Montana's lone Congressional seat, was recently endorsed by Combat Veterans for Congress, a group organized to support combat veterans who believe in controlling government spending, reining in government overreach, maintaining a strong national defense, and promoting the free enterprise system.
The group was founded in 2009 byCongressman Barry Goldwater (Ret) and Capt. Joseph R. John, USN/FBI (Ret) for the purpose of supporting fiscally conservative combat veterans.
Upon reviewing Zinke's extensive record of dedicated military service, Combat Veterans for Congress decided on the endorsement after concluding that,"[Zinke] is a fiscally conservative candidate who will work to rein in the out of control spending by irresponsible members of Congress & the Obama Administration, and will work to reduce the national debt."
The group went on to emphasize that,"[Zinke] will work toward unleashing the privatesector to grow once again, create jobs, and stimulate private sector businessinvestment; he believes in an efficient government that serves the people andupholds the highest standards of integrity and transparency."
Zinke, who spent 23 years serving his country as a Navy SEAL and was the recipient of two Bronze Stars for combat, has shown exemplary leadership skills that extend beyond the battlefield. In 2006, Zinke was selected to establish the Naval Special Warfare Advanced Training Command, where he served as Dean of the Naval Special Warfare Graduate School with a staff of over 250 educators. The school provided over 43 college level courses to over 2500 students annually at 15 different locations worldwide.
The Combat Veterans for Congress also cited Zinke's experience in the private sector as a business owner as one of the primary reasons for their support.
Ryan Zinke is a fifth-generation Montanan, former Montana state Senator, and veteran of the U.S. Navy SEALs and SEAL Team Six.