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VoteVets Endorses Cal Cunningham for Senate

RALEIGH, NC – The national veterans group VoteVets PAC is endorsing Cal Cunningham for Senate, today.

“Washington is broken, and is in desperate need of bold, strong leadership,” said Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chair of VoteVets. “Cal Cunningham represents the strong advocate that the Senate, and North Carolina, needs.  Cal is someone with a strong moral compass, and a belief that when you’ve been so blessed in life, you give back and serve others. From unapologetically attacking corruption in politics, to fighting for an economy that works for everyone, Cal is someone who won’t back down, and won’t let politics dictate whether he should fight for what’s right. We know he will be there for his fellow veterans, and will always ensure that we get the benefits we’ve earned.  We’re proud to endorse him.”

After the attacks on September 11, 2001, Cunningham volunteered to join the U.S. Army Reserve and has since served three active duty tours, including overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

In 2002, he received a commission as a First Lieutenant in the United State Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General’s Corps. In 2007, Cunningham attended the Judge Advocate Officer Advanced Course at Charlottesville, Virginia.  He deployed in 2007 to 2008 with XVIII Airborne Corps in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, to Camp Victory where he served as the senior trial counsel for the Multi-National Corps-Iraq.  In 2009, Cunningham transferred from the 12th LSO to 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) (DIMA) where he served as the Group Judge Advocate (Rear) at Fort Bragg.  In July 2011, Cunningham deployed with 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan where he established the position of Deputy Command Judge Advocate.  

He was awarded the Bronze Star and the prestigious General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award, in part for groundbreaking work prosecuting contractors for criminal misconduct.