VoteVets PAC Endorses Eugene Vindman for Congress

The largest progressive group of Veterans in America is today endorsing Eugene Vindman to be the next Member of Congress from Virginia’s 7th Congressional District.

“In Congress, there are only a select number of people who always put their community and country over all else, and Eugene Vindman is in that mold,” said Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chairman of VoteVets PAC. “With wars raging from Ukraine to the Middle East, we need more people like him, with his expertise, in Congress more than ever. That’s especially true if we’re to help keep free countries secure, but also keep Troops out of harm’s way. Eugene also has lived the immigrant experience. He understands how fortunate we are to have the Constitution and rights we live under, and how those are not given things around the rest of the world. It makes him all the more determined to protect them. We need his voice and his vote in the House of Representatives, and we’re proud to endorse him.”

Eugene Vindman began his military career after graduating from college and receiving an ROTC commission as a second lieutenant in the Army’s Infantry Branch. He completed the Infantry Officer Basic Course at Fort Benning and held assignments with the 82nd Airborne Division, where he led airborne infantry and anti-armor platoons, and as a company commander. As a JAG he advised leaders from Brigade Commander to the National Security Advisor. He also served as senior prosecutor (district attorney equivalent) at Fort Hood (Fort Cavasos) which was the busiest jurisdiction in the world at the time. Eugene served in Iraq during Operation New Dawn in 2011.

In 2018, Vindman took an assignment with the National Security Council, where he served as deputy legal advisor and agency ethics official. His responsibilities at the NSC encompassed working with international organizations like NATO and the International Criminal Court. In 2019, Eugene (and his brother) reported the infamous call where Donald Trump attempted to extort President Zelensky of Ukraine. Trump retaliated after he was acquitted by the Senate damaging his career. Eugene finished his career as a Colonel in 2022.

Vindman earned numerous awards and badges, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, six Meritorious Service Medals, a Joint Service Commendation Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, and three Army Achievement Medals. He also earned the Expert Infantryman‘s Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.