AIVC Partners With Pro-Romney Special Ops PAC
Montana State Senator and Former Commander at SEAL TEAM SIX Announces Organization
and Partnerships to Take Back America in 2012
For Immediate Release:
Contact Scott Hommel 703-389-4354
Whitefish Montana - “The Active Duty has been silenced; it is up to those who have served and those who believe in a free and strong America to take action now. Special Operations for America (SOFA) will advocate for the election of Mitt Romney as President and Commander-in-Chief of the United States and support other like-minded candidates during the 2012 election.” Senator Ryan Zinke, Chairman, Special Operations for America.
Zinke added: “Our country and our economy are in trouble. The White House continues to place National Security and the safety of our troops at risk by placing politics above the job of Commander-in-Chief. Our Nation’s Debt is a threat to National Security and the President wants to balance the budget on the backs of those who have sacrificed so much to make America the greatest country on earth”
SOFA has organized partnerships with Veterans for a Strong America, Stand up America US and Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans for Congress. These established organizations will have partnered with SOFA to maximize efforts, message, and will play a critical role in the most important election of our lifetime. A vast network of several hundred thousand supporters and growing exists between the four organizations. SOFA has a Senior Advisory Board consisting of former Governors, US Senators, Flag Officers and Leaders of Distinction.
MG Paul Vallely US Army (Retired): “The establishment and launch of "Special Operations for America" (SOFA) is a noble undertaking by retired and dedicated Special Operations personnel. Our country, its values, traditions and our economy are facing serious consequences if we cannot right this United States and the Republic. The President wants to takes us further in debt and more vulnerable to external threats”; MG Vallely is the Chairman of Stand up America US and a Senior Advisor to Special Operations for America. www.standupamericaus.com
Kieran M. Lalor: “American Exceptionalism must not be lost. For 236 years, Americans have served our country to make her the envy of the world. We must honor this sacrifice by putting America back on the path to prosperity. As Chairman of Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans for Congress, I am pleased to partner with Special Operations for America to help change the direction of our country, elect leaders who will honor America, the Constitution, those who have and continue to serve her” www.iraqvetsforcongress.com
Joel Arends: “Veterans for a Strong America is proud to join forces with Special Operations for America. This is the organization that will offer a boots on the ground perspective to inform the national security discussion and policy debate in 2012 and into the future SOFA is going to provide a combination of first-hand experience tempered with the wisdom of experienced policy makers. Engaging in the campaign is the right, and frankly the duty, of those who have served and feel compelled to inform the public policy debate and in the election. Ryan Zinke¹s service and experience is going to be a great addition to the public dialogue regarding the use of special operations and timely given that this White House has been leaking highly classified national security information regarding special operations mission. Ryan¹s perspective will give us a true analysis of what dangers the White House leaks pose to our operators on the ground, their families and to mission accomplishment.” Joel Arends is the Chairman of Veterans for a Strong America www.veteransforamerica.org
Senator Ryan Zinke is a third generation Montanan and was a multiple sport All-State stand-out and a Whitefish High School Football Hall of Fame inductee. After serving as three time class president, Zinke attended the University of Oregon on an athletic scholarship and graduated with a B.S. in Geology. As a four-year letterman, he received numerous awards to include All-Pacific TEN honors, the Pacific TEN Medal, the University Sahlstrom Award, and the prestigious Emerald Cup for academic, athletic, and leadership excellence. In 1996 and again in 1997, Ryan Zinke was twice selected for Most Outstanding Young Men in America honors.
Ryan’s distinguished military career began in 1985 when he graduated from Officer Candidate School and attended SEAL training (class 136). Ryan served 23 years as a Navy SEAL including two tours at SEAL TEAM SIX. In 2004, Ryan was assigned as Deputy and Acting Commander, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Arabian Peninsula in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM where he led a force of over 3500 Special Operations personnel in Iraq in the conduct of 360 combat patrols, 48 Direct Action missions, and hundreds of sensitive operations. In 2006, he was awarded two Bronze Stars for combat. Ryan retired as a Navy SEAL in 2008 and was elected to the Montana State Senate.
Ryan Zinke’s full biography can be found at www.soforamerica.org