Josh Welle for Congress

Josh Welle for Congress

U.S. House – New Jersey 04

Josh Welle was born in Mercer County Hospital and graduated from Wall High School in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The proud son of a service-oriented family, he always puts his community first. Josh revived the Navy Junior ROTC program at Wall High School and was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. There, he honed his leadership skills and was elected Class President.

Josh served 12 years active-duty in the U.S. Navy, including a tour in Afghanistan and four deployments to the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. His responsibilities spanned from strategically advising the Ambassador in Kabul to being Executive Officer of a Navy Mine Countermeasure ship in the Persian Gulf. Josh was also an educator, selected to teach International Relations at the Naval Academy, became the first Navy Fellow at the Center for New American Security, and was a Council on Foreign Relations term member. He is a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

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