Washington – Congressman Jack Bergman announced today that he was nominated to serve on the House Armed Services Committee. Congressman Bergman served in the United States Marine Corps for 40 years, as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, and most recently as Commander of Marine Forces North/Marine Forces Reserve. He retired in 2009 at the rank of Lieutenant General. After being elected in November 2016, Bergman became the highest ranking combat Veteran ever elected to Congress.
“I’m honored for the distinct nomination to serve on the House Armed Services Committee in the 116th Congress. As we face uncertain times, military readiness and proper funding are essential. As new threats emerge, our military must remain the strongest and most lethal force in the world. Accountability and oversight are paramount as we work to ensure every dollar spent on defense is maximized to best protect our nation and our allies,” said Bergman.
Bergman continued, “As with all Committee assignments, I plan to utilize my role on the House Armed Services Committee to represent the needs of Michigan’s First District. I appreciate the support of Ranking Member Thornberry and the Steering Committee Members who nominated me to serve on this Committee.”
The First District is home to Camp Grayling, the largest National Guard training facility in the United States, as well as the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center. Defense manufacturing and military research and development projects employ thousands of residents in both the Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan.