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Governor – Louisiana

Governor John Bel Edwards

Governor John Bel Edwards

According to his biography, John Bel Edwards is a is a 1988 Dean’s List graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. While at West Point, he was chosen by his classmates as the Vice Chairman of the Honor Committee In Charge of Investigations. He spent eight years on active duty with the US Army as an Airborne Ranger, culminating with command of a rifle company in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

While a state legislator, John Bel Edwards authored and pushed for dozens of bills focused on protecting veterans, and the services they’ve earned.  These bills included expanding eligibility for housing among the veterans community, recreating the Department of Veterans Affairs in the state, and reversing budget cuts to the agency submitted by Governor Jindal.