SOF Background: Special Forces, Colonel in US Army Reserve

Running for: US House of Representatives, Utah District 2

Bio: Colby Jenkins is a small-town Utah native, born and raised in Roosevelt, Utah. His family goes back generations in Utah. After graduating from Union High School, he was the first from his county to ever go to the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated as an Infantry Lieutenant before going on to become an Airborne Ranger. Following 9/11, he knew he needed to serve our nation at the highest level possible, so he prepared himself and tried out to become a Green Beret Special Forces officer. He was fortunate to be selected and went on to command a Special Forces A-team on multiple global deployments, including combat in Afghanistan and counter-drug and hostage rescue operations throughout South America, specifically in the jungles of Colombia.

His experience and combat-tested leadership skills led to assignments in Washington, D.C., where he served as a Green Beret liaison to Congress and a counter-terrorism policy advisor to the Secretary of Defense. During his civilian career, he worked for several years in the Pentagon as the senior legislative advisor to the Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. After working in the Pentagon, he transitioned to the corporate tech world, where he had opportunities to work with some of our world’s most innovative people solving complex problems.

He currently resides in St. George, Utah, where he serves as the Director of Tech Integration for a national telecommunications company while continuing his more than two decades of military service as a Colonel in the Army Reserve. He is married to Heather, and together they have two incredible daughters.

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