Congressman Jack Bergman proudly represents the First District of Michigan and serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Veterans’ Affairs Committee in the 117th Congress. Prior to taking office in January of 2017, Congressman Bergman was a small business owner, commercial airline pilot for 22 years, and a United States Marine Corps officer. During the Vietnam War, he flew CH-46 helicopters, and later was assigned as a flight instructor at Whiting Field, Florida. In 2005, Congressman Bergman assumed command of Marine Forces Reserve/Marine Forces North based in New Orleans, and he retired from the Marine Corps in December 2009 at the rank of Lieutenant General. The Congressman is the highest ranking combat Veteran ever elected to Congress. He and his wife Cindy have called Watersmeet, Michigan home since the early 1990’s. They have ten grandchildren and aim to leave the world a better place for them.
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