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David Judson

U.S. Army


Last updated: Jul 31, 2019

Dave Judson is a U.S. Army officer and combat veteran and has deployed to Afghanistan three times, earning three Bronze Stars. In 2009, he deployed as a Sapper Platoon Leader with 20th Engineer Battalion, 510th Clearance Company to Regional Command South, Afghanistan where he lead 40 Soldiers in mounted and dismounted Route Clearance operations in the Helmand River Valley and surrounding regions. After returning from Afghanistan he attended the Engineer Captains Career Course in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. While attending the Captain’s Career Course he also attended the University of Science and Technology in Rolla for an MBA. He returned to Paktika Province, Afghanistan on a 13 Soldier Security Advice and Assist Team (SFAAT) in 2013 advising Afghan military operations at the Brigade and Battalion level. Following deployment he was selected to Command Bravo Company, 2nd Brigade 14th Infantry Regiment in 2015 were he deployed the Company to Afghanistan to serve as the Theater Reaction Force. Following his third deployment Dave was selected to serve as an Army Congressional Fellow in 2016. As a Congressional Fellow Dave embedded into Senator Cornyn’s (Majority Whip) staff advising on all matters pertaining to defense, homeland security, foreign policy, and veteran’s affairs. Since 2018, Dave has served as an Army Liaison assigned to the Army’s Senate Liaison Division.

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