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Tom Weiler

StateMinnesota
District03
StatusChallenger
Websitehttps://weilerforcongress.com/

Tom was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, and raised in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He graduated from Eden Prairie High School then attended the University of Notre Dame, participating in the Navy ROTC program. He graduated from Notre Dame with honors in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and was commissioned in the Navy in 2001.

NAVY TOURS
Tom completed Nuclear Power Training and Basic Submarine Officer Course prior to reporting to the USS CHICAGO (SSN 721) based out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He subsequently completed tours onboard the USS CHARLOTTE (SSN 766) and USS COLUMBIA (SSN 771) as the Navigator and Operations Officer, and a tour as Executive Officer on the USS MICHIGAN (SSGN 727). Tom completed five submarine deployments throughout the INDO-PACIFIC Region conducting numerous missions vital to national security.

Between submarine assignments, Tom held many high level positions: developing and implementing national security policy as a Legislative Defense Fellow for Congressman Rob Wittman (Virginia’s 1st District); serving as the Flag Aide to ADM Patrick Walsh, Commander US Pacific Fleet (CPF); serving as strategic communicator for the Director, Undersea Warfare Division (OPNAV N97); and serving as the Military Assistant for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense & Global Security. Additional tours contributing to his unique skill sets include volunteering for a Global War on Terrorism Individual Augmentation assignment to US European Command; deploying to Operation TOMODACHI following the Great Japanese Earthquake as the Aide to the Joint Task Force Commander; and being selected as the only American student in his year group to attend, and successfully complete, the UK Royal Navy Submarine Command Course “Perisher.”

Following his Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis, Tom volunteered to go back to sea as the Carrier Strike Group 10 Submarine Operations and Training Officer, completing a record breaking 206-day continuous deployment onboard the USS EISENHOWER to the Middle East.

Tom decided to retire from the United States Navy with over 20 years of service after being twice denied requests to return to the submarine community for his Commanding Officer tour. His love of family and home brought him back to Minnesota, and his love of country and desire to continue to serve led him to run to Represent Minnesotans of the 3rd District.

Tom holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, a Master of Engineering Management degree from Old Dominion University, and a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School at National Defense University. His personal awards include three Meritorious Service Medals, four Navy Commendation Medals, one Joint Service Achievement Medal, and three Navy Achievement Medals.

Tom and his wife, Cynthia, have two children, Clare and Thomas. They live in Plymouth, Minnesota.


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On the Radar   

Tom Weiler

StateMinnesota
District03
StatusChallenger
Websitehttps://weilerforcongress.com/

Tom was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, and raised in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He graduated from Eden Prairie High School then attended the University of Notre Dame, participating in the Navy ROTC program. He graduated from Notre Dame with honors in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and was commissioned in the Navy in 2001.

NAVY TOURS
Tom completed Nuclear Power Training and Basic Submarine Officer Course prior to reporting to the USS CHICAGO (SSN 721) based out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He subsequently completed tours onboard the USS CHARLOTTE (SSN 766) and USS COLUMBIA (SSN 771) as the Navigator and Operations Officer, and a tour as Executive Officer on the USS MICHIGAN (SSGN 727). Tom completed five submarine deployments throughout the INDO-PACIFIC Region conducting numerous missions vital to national security.

Between submarine assignments, Tom held many high level positions: developing and implementing national security policy as a Legislative Defense Fellow for Congressman Rob Wittman (Virginia’s 1st District); serving as the Flag Aide to ADM Patrick Walsh, Commander US Pacific Fleet (CPF); serving as strategic communicator for the Director, Undersea Warfare Division (OPNAV N97); and serving as the Military Assistant for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense & Global Security. Additional tours contributing to his unique skill sets include volunteering for a Global War on Terrorism Individual Augmentation assignment to US European Command; deploying to Operation TOMODACHI following the Great Japanese Earthquake as the Aide to the Joint Task Force Commander; and being selected as the only American student in his year group to attend, and successfully complete, the UK Royal Navy Submarine Command Course “Perisher.”

Following his Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis, Tom volunteered to go back to sea as the Carrier Strike Group 10 Submarine Operations and Training Officer, completing a record breaking 206-day continuous deployment onboard the USS EISENHOWER to the Middle East.

Tom decided to retire from the United States Navy with over 20 years of service after being twice denied requests to return to the submarine community for his Commanding Officer tour. His love of family and home brought him back to Minnesota, and his love of country and desire to continue to serve led him to run to Represent Minnesotans of the 3rd District.

Tom holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, a Master of Engineering Management degree from Old Dominion University, and a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School at National Defense University. His personal awards include three Meritorious Service Medals, four Navy Commendation Medals, one Joint Service Achievement Medal, and three Navy Achievement Medals.

Tom and his wife, Cynthia, have two children, Clare and Thomas. They live in Plymouth, Minnesota.


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