Senator Jack Reed
Senator Jack Reed graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1971. Since then, he has dedicated his life to the service of our nation in the United States Military and in Congress.
Senator Reed served in the 82nd Airborne Division as an Infantry Platoon Leader, a Company Commander, and a Battalion Staff Officer. He eventually joined the faculty at West Point, teaching cadets about economics and international relations as an Associate Professor within the Department of Social Sciences. He served as a professor at the U.S. Military Academy until August of 1979 when he resigned from active duty as a Captain. He continued serving in the U.S. Army Reserves until June of 1991, when he left the Reserves with the rank of Major. Over the course of his Military career, he earned the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutist Badge, and Expert Infantry Badge.
In Congress, Senator Reed sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee; Senate Appropriations Committee, where he serves on the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies.