National Veterans Organizations Endorse Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Who Served 20 Years

HARRISBURG Oct. 19—PA 10th Congressional District Democratic candidate George Scott today said he is humbled to receive the endorsements from the following national veterans organizations: With Honor and VoteVets PAC.

With Honor endorses both Democrat and Republican veterans who are best qualified to fix the current dysfunction in Congress. George Scott is one of With Honor’s select veteran candidates they are endorsing during the 2018 mid-term election. With Honor’s high profile endorsement includes a television ad in support of George’s decorated record of service that is currently airing within the Harrisburg and South Central Pennsylvania media market.

VoteVets PAC also endorses both Democrats and Republicans and works to elect veterans to public office. They also strive to hold public officials accountable for their words and actions that impact America’s 21st century service members, veterans, and their families; and fully support our men and women in uniform.

VoteVets PAC represents over 550,000 veterans, military families, and civilian supporters.

“Veterans, their family members, and those who work closely with them realize the commitment to service and teamwork that comes with being a member of our armed forces,” said George, who served on active duty for 20 years in the U.S. Army. “That commitment did not end when I took the uniform off.”

Since his military retirement, Scott answered a new calling and today serves his community as a Lutheran pastor.

“George Scott is inspiring people of central Pennsylvania, and for good reason. He’s a man of integrity, strength, and leadership, whose experience and perspective is sorely needed in Washington, right now,” said Patrick Murphy, Iraq War veteran, former Congressman, and VoteVets senior adviser. “George is a man whose life has been about serving others, whether in uniform, or in the church. That kind of servant-leader is why he will make an extraordinary Congressman. We’re proud to endorse him.”

Scott’s time in service to his nation included deployment in operations Just Cause, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Enduring Freedom.

After commanding the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion, a unit of over 1,800 personnel, Scott retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel.

His military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service medal, the Air Assault badge, the Master Parachutist badge, and the Ranger tab.

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With Honor’s mission is to elect principled next-generation veterans to office who will work in a cross-partisan way to create a more effective and less polarized government.

Founded in 2006, the VoteVets.org Political Action Committee is dedicated to electing veterans to public office, with particular focus on Iraq and Afghanistan veterans