Representative Brian Mast
US House of Representatives
Congressman Brian Mast is a US Representative from Florida’s 18th Congressional District. Announcing his candidacy as a Republican candidate for Congress in June 2015, he won his seat in November 2016 and has been named one of 10 House freshmen to watch by the Washington, DC newspaper “The Hill.”
In 1999, upon graduating high school, he enlisted and became an Explosive Ordinance Disposal technician in the US Army. While in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom where, on September 19, 2010, while clearing a path for United States Army Rangers in Kandahar, he was seriously injured in an IED explosion. The explosion resulted in the amputation of both his legs and one of his fingers. While recovering from his injuries at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, he provided explosive and counter-terrorism expertise to several federal agencies. His decorations include the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.