State of South Dakota Archives: on Homeland Security

Jay Williams: Served in the US Navy and then the Peace Corps

I had the opportunity to serve my country in both the US Navy and in the Peace Corps. As a Midshipman, I served on the USS Oriskany in the Vietnam War where I learned to work with discipline under pressure. After graduating from college I was commissioned as a Naval Officer and earned my wings as a Naval Aviator. I served as a search and rescue helicopter pilot in Italy and Virginia Beach. My 10 years of military service allowed me to develop my leadership skills and formed my passion for public service.

After my time in the Navy, my wife Carol and I volunteered for the Peace Corps and were assigned to Bogota, Colombia. It was during this time that Carol and I gained perspective on America's prosperity, and the importance of working together with community leaders at the local level to impact change.

Source: 2016 S.D. Senate campaign website Mar 15, 2016

Gordon Howie: Expand the military

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Expand the military"?

A: Support

Source: E-mail interview: 2014 S.D. Senate race with Sep 18, 2014

Dennis Daugaard: Support our troops because they protect our freedoms

Today's foreign struggles are creating a new generation of heroes, who have put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms. We owe them our thanks and our strong support.
Source: 2011 S.D. gubernatorial press release, "Speeches" Nov 15, 2011

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