Stillwater, Minnesota , United States
|| June 06, 1980
Jan 20, 2018 12:24am
Caucasian - Married - Military Reserve - Straight -
|Info||Pete Hegseth, a fourth-generation Minnesotan, recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan with the Minnesota Army National Guard, where he was a senior instructor at the Counterinsurgency Training Center in Kabul. It was Pete’s third tour of duty since 9/11. He currently lives in Stillwater, Minnesota with his wife Samantha and son Gunner. |
Pete was commissioned as an infantry officer into the U.S. Army National Guard upon graduation from Princeton University. He is a decorated war veteran, having volunteered for and served deployments in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Pete was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his time in Cuba, and in Iraq he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge, and a second Army Commendation Medal--this time for a nighttime air-assault raid against a known al-Qaeda cell. During his recent tour in Afghanistan, Pete was awarded a second Bronze Star Medal and a Joint Commendation Medal for his actions as the officer in charge on the scene of the deadliest suicide attack in Kabul since the war began.
As Executive Director of Vets for Freedom from 2007 to 2010, Pete led the non-profit from an organization with no staff, limited membership, and a small budget to an organization with a dozen staff members, 95,000 members, and a $9 million budget in 2008, building the largest group of its kind in the process. The Vets for Freedom PAC helped elect six Republican Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to Congress in 2010.
Pete is a Fox News military analyst, a Senior Fellow with the Center of the American Experiment, and has penned numerous editorials in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Post, Washington Times, and Star Tribune.