PRESS RELEASE - Vets Group Endorses General Ricardo Sanchez for Senate

 ·  VoteVets.org, Press Release

Washington, DC - The largest progressive group of veterans in America, VoteVets.org PAC, today endorsed Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez (USA, Ret.) for the US Senate Seat in Texas.  The group will immediately be emailing it's 100,000+ members, urging them to make a donation to Sanchez's campaign.

"General Sanchez has a compelling story and honorably served our country in uniform.  He'll make an outstanding Senator for the people of Texas," said Ashwin Madia, an Iraq War Veteran, and Interim Chairman of VoteVets.org.  "We're always happy to see veterans entering politics as a way to continue their public service, but it's especially encouraging to see one of our military's finest minds, General Sanchez, look to continue that service as a public servant.  General Sanchez knows what this generation of warriors has gone through, and how Washington can best serve them.  For the people of the state of Texas, they will have a Senator who is committed to America's security, and just as committed to the state he loves."

Sanchez graduated from Texas A&I University in Kingsville, Texas, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant of armor in the Regular Army in 1973. His initial assignment was to the 4th Battalion (Light Airborne), 68th Armor, 82ndAirborne Division, where he served as platoon leader, company executive officer, and assistant logistics officer and assistant operations officer. 

On 14 June 2003 following nomination to Lieutenant General, he assumed command in Baghdad, Iraq, of the Army's Fifth Corps and simultaneously, became the Commander of Combined Joint Task Force 7, responsible for one of the largest combat forces deployed in US military history. During his command of CJTF-7, LTG Sanchez led the coalition military mission in support of the Coalition Provisional Authority that was responsible for restoring and reconstructing Iraq's infrastructure and security forces. This allowed the interim Iraqi government to re-establish sovereignty on 28 June 2004. Upon the reorganization of command-and-control structures in Iraq, he commanded Headquarters, Multi-National Forces (Iraq) from 14 May 2004 to 1 July 2004. 

In 2006, Sanchez retired from the United States Army after 33 years of loyal service.

Founded in 2006, the mission of VoteVets.org Political Action Committee is to elect Veterans to public office, with a focus on Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, and hold public officials accountable for their words and actions that impact America's 21st century troops and veterans. Though VoteVets.org PAC is non-partisan, candidates it backs must support VoteVets.org's core mission and beliefs.


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