McCormick Endorsed by “Combat Veterans For Congress” PAC

‘He understands issues facing members of the U.S. Armed Forces, will always support military personnel’

PHILADELPHIA, PA. — Dave McCormick, a combat veteran and Pennsylvania job creator who served in the highest levels of government, was endorsed this week by the Combat Veterans For Congress PAC

“The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC is endorsing the Hon. David H. McCormick, USMA’87… He understands the issues facing members of the U.S. Armed Forces, will always support military personnel, and will ensure that they are cared for while serving their country on active duty, as reservists, and in their retirement as Veterans… [McCormick] will bring to the U.S. Senate his experience in the private sector, in the public sector, his military skills, and common sense to better solve problems in government and represent the State of Pennsylvania and the Republic… We look forward to working with former Capt. McCormick and are pleased that a Combat Veteran of his caliber is running for the U.S. Senate,” said Co-Founder and Chairman Joseph R. John (Capt., USN (Ret.), USNA ’62). 

“I’m deeply grateful for the Combat Veterans For Congress PAC’s endorsement. Going to West Point and serving our country in the 82nd Airborne taught me the fundamental principles of duty, honor, and service to country. Those experiences also shaped me as a leader and gave me a direct insight into how Congress can better take care of our men and women in uniform,” said Dave McCormick.

Dave was nominated to the United States Military Academy by a Pennsylvania Senator, and became the first kid from Bloomsburg to attend West Point in decades. After graduating, Dave went on to serve in the 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper. He was deployed to the Middle East during the First Gulf War and received the Bronze Star for his service in Iraq before retiring as a Captain.

More on McCormick’s Military Background & Support from Combat Veterans For Congress:

“At age 18, Dave entered the US Military Academy at West Point, NY, and was on the varsity wrestling team. Cadet McCormick graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering on May 27, 1987.

“On May 27, 1987, Cadet McCormick was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant Army Infantryman. He received orders to report to Basic Airborne Training at Fort Benning, GA; he qualified for the Parachutist Badge in January 1988. Upon completion of Basic Airborne Training, he was ordered to the Engineer Officer Basic Course at Fort Belvoir, VA; he completed the course in June 1988. Upon completion of the Engineering Officers Course, 2nd LT. McCormick received orders to US Army Ranger Training at Fort Benning; upon qualification in August 1988, he received the Ranger Tab. In September 1988, 2nd LT. McCormick was ordered to duty at Fort Bragg, NC as a Platoon Leader for C Company, 307th Engineering Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division.

“On May 27, 1989, 2nd LT, McCormick was promoted to First Lieutenant. 1st LT, McCormick received orders to report to Air Movement Operations Course at Fort Campbell, KY and completed training in September 1989.  Upon completion of training, 1st LT McCormick was ordered to Jumpmaster Course at Fort Bragg, NC: upon completion of training, he qualified for the Senior Parachutist Badge in October 1989.  1st Lt Mc Cormick received orders to Sapper Leader Course at Fort Leonard Wood, MO; he qualified for the Sapper Leader Tab in December 1989.  1st Lt McCormick was assigned as C Company Executive Officer in January 1990. 

“In August 1990, in support of Operation Desert Shield, 1st LT. McCormick deployed as Executive Officer, C Company, 307th Engineering Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg to the Western Province of Saudi Arabia. In February 1991, in support of Operation Desert Storm, 1st LT. as C Company, Executive Officer, responsible for a 120-man Combat Engineering Company was ordered into combat action in Iraq. The company was ordered to participate in mine-clearing operations, destroy enemy munitions, and oversee combat engineering support for a 3500-man Airborne Infantry Task Force. In April 1991, upon completion of combat operations, the 82nd Airborne Division was ordered to return to Fort Bragg, NC.  

“In May 1991, 1st Lt. McCormick was promoted to Captain. In July 1991, Cpt. McCormick received orders to report to the Engineering Officer Advance Course at Fort Leonard Wood, MO; he completed training in December 1991. On February 2, 1992, Cpt. David McCormick resigned his commission and was Honorably Discharged from the US Army. Cpt. McCormick’s military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (two Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of 3rd Award), Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutist Badge, Sapper Leader Tab, and various Campaign and Service Medals.

“Dave McCormick is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the West Point Association of Graduates. Dave McCormick and his wife Dina Powell McCormick of five years are the proud parents of six daughters.

“The military is one of the few remaining institutions producing the caliber of men and women needed to restore this nation to the greatness our Founding Fathers envisioned. We have endorsed another Combat Veteran For Congress that General George Washington would have approved of. He is a Combat Veteran who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America’ for an amount ‘up to and including his life.’”

Additional Information on Combat Veterans For Congress:

“The Combat Veterans For Congress Committee is dedicated to supporting the election of fiscally conservative Combat Veterans to Congress. We seek Combat Veterans For Congress who believe in limited government, will rein in the out of control spending of Congress, are committed to preserving and defending the US Constitution, and will support the independence and freedom of the individual as outlined in the Bill of Rights. We support Combat Veterans For Congress who are dedicated to promoting The Free Enterprise System that created the greatest economic engine in the history of mankind, who will provide for a strong national defense, and who will endorse the teaching of US history and the Founding Fathers’ core values in educational institutions.”