·, Press Release

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A national veterans organization, PAC, is endorsing fellow Iraq War Veteran Brendan Mullen for Congress, today.  The group sent an email out to its over 100,000 members, asking them to donate to Mullen's campaign.

"Brendan's exemplary military record speaks for itself.  He was consistently chosen to lead elite groups of soldiers in crucial missions, which shows the confidence that the Army had in him," said Ashwin Madia, Iraq War Veteran, and Interim Chairman of  "But Brendan offers so much more to Hoosiers.  As a small business owner, Brendan has helped create over 110 jobs.  He knows how to put people back to work, and in this economy, that's a must for anyone running for Congress.  In short, his military experience and experience in civilian life as a job creator make him just what we need in Congress."

During his time in the United States Army, Brendan served as a Combat Engineer Officer, serving overseas in the Republic of Korea, near the DMZ and during Operation Iraqi Freedom.   In Iraq, he served as an imbedded U.S. Army officer inside an Iraqi Infantry Battalion of 1,000 Sunni Arab Iraqi Infantry soldiers. Together with 9 other U.S. soldiers and 4 Iraqi translators, Brendan helped advise and mentor the Iraqi Officers on securing their Areas of Operations in and around Al Qayyarah, Iraq, south of Mosul, Iraq. 

Brendan was also the 2nd in command of an elite Urban Search and Rescue Company at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.  In that capacity, he supported the President and Vice President at the White House and Naval Observatory, as a first responder in the event of a terrorist attack or natural disaster.  

His awards, decorations, and badges include Combat Action Badge, Iraqi Campaign Medal, 2 Overseas Service Ribbons, 3 Army Commendation Medals, 3 Army Achievement Medals, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Airborne Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.  

In 2000, as a four year and two-year letter winner on the Army Football Team, Brendan was one Conference USA's Leading Scorers. 

Founded in 2006, the mission of 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 PAC is non-partisan, candidates it backs must support's core mission and beliefs.



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