Dan Helmer for Congress

Dan Helmer for Congress

U.S. House – Virginia 10

Dan Helmer is the son and grandson of immigrants and refugees to the United States. In order to serve the country that had welcomed and done so much for his family, he attended West Point. After graduating in 2003, Dan was deployed to Iraq, where he served as an assistant intelligence officer. He then attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, producing a master's thesis focused on counterinsurgency warfare. On his next deployment, to Afghanistan, Dan put his academic work into practice. After a short period advising the Afghan National Police in Paktia, he founded the Counterinsurgency Academy, which served to train all incoming US military leaders as well as Coalition and Afghan partners. During Dan's leadership of the Academy, more than 2,000 students completed the program and went on to lead the fight against the Taliban. In the final phase of his Army career, Dan was stationed in Seoul. In 2013, he and his family were stationed in Northern Virginia, and he completed his active service in 2014, as a Major.  He remains in the US Army Reserves, where he was recently selected for promotion to Lieutenant Colonel.  Dan joined the Boston Consulting Group in 2014. While with BCG, Dan served public and private sector clients and led the firm's veterans’ outreach initiatives. Dan will bring new perspectives and leadership to Congress and be a fierce advocate for his constituents in VA-10.

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