The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC is re-endorsing a Congressman who was previously endorsed in the 2010 mid-term election, he is therefore one of the 74 Combat Veteran For Congress who have been endorsed over the last three years. Congressman Michael Grimm (FBI/USMC) (R-NY-11) http://grimmforcongress.com/ of Staten Island served 8 years in the US Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve and is a fiscally conservative Congressman who represents Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn. The former Special Agent of the FBI is running for re-election to the House seat he has held for 2 years; he currently serves on the House Financial Services Committee and is the Co-Chairman of the House Republican Israel Caucus. Cong Grimm has been one of the Congressmen leading the effort to rein in the out of control spending by the Obama Administration; he also has a very strong record of supporting Veterans and the active duty military personnel. Cong Grimm introduced and passed the Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act, that established a program to help Veterans deal with Post –Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by providing the physically Disabled American Veterans with trained therapeutic service dogs to help them with their daily activities. Mike Grimm was born in Brooklyn and was raised in Queens; he graduated from Arch Bishop Molloy High School in June 1988. Michael Grimm received a BBA in accounting from M. Baruch College in June 1994. In 2002 he graduate from New York Law School and received a JD (Magna cum Laude), and is a member of the New York and Connecticut Bars.
Mike Grimm was sworn into the US Marine Corps on July 6, 1989 and went thru boot game at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Paris Island, South Carolina and on January 20, 1990, PFC Grimm entered the US Marine Corps Reserves and was assigned to the 6th Communications Battalion in Bronx, New York. On December 1, 1990 his unit was activated for Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and deployed from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina on December 12th for combat duty. His unit arrived in Saudi Arabia and was integrated into the Communications Support Company, 6th Communications Battalion, 2nd Marine Division and commenced combat Operations in Kuwait on February 24, 1992. During combat action on March 2, 1991, PFC Grimm was recognized on the battlefield for leadership and received a Combat Promotion Meritoriously to Corporal (E-4). Following cessation of combat operations in Kuwait, Cpl Grimm returned to Camp Lejeune with his unit on May 29, 1991. He was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, the US Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, and other service and theatre campaign medals for combat service. Corporal Grimm was discharges from the US Marine Corps Reserves on June 28th, 1997 after appointment as an Undercover Agent for the FBI (the FBI didn’t want employees to remain in the active reserve units at that time).
Mike Grimm entered the FBI as a professional Support Employee in 1991, and in 1993 he was deputized as a US Marshal and uniformed FBI Police Officer. In 1995 he entered the FBI Academy in Quantico VA, and graduated on July 9, 1995 as a Special Agent. Special Agent Grimm was subsequently certified as an Undercover Agent, and for 5 ½ years he was assigned in deep undercover in a variety of cases, including Operation Wooden Nickel as the first FBI Special Agent to successfully infiltrate Wall Street. Mike served in the FBI for a total of 13 years, until 2006 when he diversified his experience by entering the private sector as an entrepreneur. Michael opened 2 small businesses, including a green company that provides quality control and distribution of bio-fuels.
Congressman Grimm has been endorsed by United States Chamber of Commerce, NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business), Humane Society of the United States, Former-NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Recreational Fishing Association, Uniformed Fire Officers Association, Uniformed Firefighters Association, International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA), United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA), Laborers' International Union of North America, United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers (Roofers and Waterproofers), New York City Bldg. & Construction Trades Council, Marine Engineers Beneficial Assn., Masters, Mates & Pilots Union, Seafarers International Union of North America (SIU), United Transportation Union (UTU), International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Shipbuilders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers (IBB), National Rural Letter Carriers Assn., National Postal Mail Handlers Union, National Assn. of Letter Carriers, and the American Postal Workers Union. Congressman Grimm is a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Marine Corps League.
The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC is pleased to re-endorse Congressman Michael Grimm, USMC/FBI (R-NY-11) who will continue to provide Congress with his law enforcement skills, his wisdom to better solve problems in government, and his ability to properly represent the 11th Congressional District of New York. If you review Cong Grimm’s positions on his Web site, you would be pleased with his stands; they agree with the Combat Veterans For Congress Mission Statement. We look forward to continuing to work with Congressman Grimm, and are pleased that a Combat Veteran of his caliber is running for re-election to Congress. If you have friends, associates, or relatives who know voters in the 11th Congressional District of New York, kindly pass this E-mail on to them, and ask them to support Congressman Grimm by working in his campaign, providing financial support for his campaign in any amount, and/or by networking with others who would be willing to support his campaign. The military is one of the few remaining institutions producing the caliber of men and women needed to restore this nation to the greatness our Founding Fathers envisioned. We have endorsed another Combat Veteran For Congress that General George Washington would have approved of. He is a Veteran who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America” for an amount “up to and including his life.”