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Col Conrad Reynolds

Col Reynolds is a combat veteran of the US Army
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The 22nd Combat Veterans For Congress endorsed to run for the US Senate in Arkansas in 2010 was Colonel Conrad Reynolds, USA (Ret); he announced his intention to run for the US House of Representatives to represent Arkansas in 2014.  The Combat Veterans for Congress PAC is endorsing a 29 year US Army veteran, Colonel Conrad Reynolds, USA (Ret) http://www.VoteConrad.com from Conway, Arkansas to run for the vacated seat in the 2nd Congressional District of Arkansas as a result of Congressman Tim Griffin, Maj-USAR (JAG) (R-AR-2) retirement.  A patriot, not a politician, Col. Reynolds is a fiscally conservative candidate who will work to rein in the out of control spending by irresponsible members of Congress and the Obama administration He will work to reduce the national debt, and will work toward reinvigorate the US economy, unleash the private sector to grow once again, create jobs, and stimulate private sector business investment.  He will work to take a leadership role to identify and curb irresponsible fiscal practices of the Obama administration, to pass a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution.  Col Reynolds will work to safeguard military benefits.  He will lead the charge to fully reinstate the COLA pay that Congress unfairly took from military retirees. He will work to protect the rights of all Americans, as guaranteed by the US Constitution and he will work to ensure those rights are not violated by this or any other administration.  Col. Reynolds was born on June 27, 1960 in Little Rock, Arkansas and was raised in Ozark, Bentonville, and Batesville; his father served as a Trooper and Criminal Investigator in the Arkansas State Police.  In 1978, Conrad graduated from high school in Batesville.  In May 1982, Col Reynolds received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR.  In June 2006, Col Reynolds subsequently received a Masters of Business Administration from Touro University in Cypress, CA.  He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and the Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University.

In December 1979, while in college, Conrad Reynolds enlisted in the US Army Reserve at the Military Entrance Processing Station in Memphis, Tennessee; he was assigned to the 318th Military Intelligence Detachment located in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  Conrad Reynolds was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army in May 1982, and was branched to Military Intelligence – mainly serving in the Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence fields.  During the 1980’s, Lt Reynolds served in a variety of organizations all of which fell under the US Army Intelligence and Security Command.  He served as a Counterintelligence Special Agent covering the tri-state region of Florida/Alabama/Mississippi where he conducted numerous counterintelligence and counterespionage investigations.  In July 1984, 2nd LT Reynolds was promoted to First Lieutenant and in August 1986, he was promoted to Captain.    From 1986 to 1990, Captain Reynolds served in the Foreign Counterintelligence Activity (FCA), based at Fort Meade, MD.  While at FCA, Col. Reynolds conducted numerous strategic intelligence missions around the world.  Unfortunately, the details of his operational successes are still classified and are unable to be listed.  

 

From September 1990 to September 1992, Captain Reynolds was deployed to the Republic of Korea and worked at the United Nation Command, in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).  At the end of his tour, he was awarded the coveted CIA Seal Medallion, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Korean Defense Service Medal.  Following duty in the Republic of Korea, he was reassigned to Fort Meade, MD, and again worked for FCA.  He was promoted to Major in September 1994.   While at FCA, he led numerous joint intelligence operations/investigations with the FBI and NSA; he led specialized operations supporting US military operations in Somalia and Bosnia; and he commanded a unique Department of Defense world-wide physical surveillance organization.  In July 1999, Major Reynolds was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. 

 

From Oct 2000 to July 2003, Col Reynolds was assigned as the Senior Counterintelligence Officer/HUMINT Officer, under General Tommy Franks, USA, Commander, US Central Command (CENTCOM), at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.  While at CENTCOM,  Lt Col Reynolds deployed twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), where he led a specialized intelligence operation specifically targeting Osama Bin Laden.  For his efforts he received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, and various Campaign and Service Medals. In 2004, Lt Col Reynolds deployed to Bosnia and commanded the Allied Military Intelligence Battalion, in support of Stabilization Forces (SFOR), Bosnia.  He was awarded the NATO Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and various Campaign and Service Medals.  In June 2005, Lt Col Reynolds was promoted to Colonel.  In 2006, while assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Col. Reynolds deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) from February 2006 to November 2006, and commanded a specialized Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Brigade, responsible for all DIA convert operations in Iraq.  His unit directly supported General George W. Casey, Jr., USA, Commander, Multinational Forces Iraq (MNFI).  For his combat tour in Iraq, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal., and various Campaign and Service Medals.  

During his active duty career, Col Reynolds commanded numerous specialized intelligence units and let operations, specifically targeting Foreign Intelligence services around the world.   For many of those years, he was detailed to several strategic level intelligence organizations including the Defense Intelligence Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency.  After serving successfully in multiple intelligence assignments, Col Reynolds retired from active duty on January 1, 2009, and received an honorable discharge.  For 29 years of service in the US Army, Col Reynolds was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal.   Through his career, he was awarded numerous medals and citations to include the Parachutist Badge.  Additionally, Col Reynolds received numerous awards to include a personal letter of recognition from FBI Director, Louis Freeh, for his leadership in counterespionage investigations.  Unfortunately, the details of Col. Reynolds’ accomplishments continue to remain classified.

 

Col Reynolds’ owns and operates a defense consulting firm in Conway, AR.  He maintains a Top Secret security clearance and regularly travels overseas to war zones where he continues to contribute his talents to our nation’s security.  Col Reynolds is the founder and current Director of the Arkansas Military Veteran’s Hall of Fame which is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to officially recognizing Arkansas veterans who have gone beyond the call of duty in defense of the Republic. 

 

In January 2014, Col Reynolds was recently awarded a “Life Saver” Capital Citation award from the Arkansas Secretary of State for his actions of pulling a woman to safety from an overturned vehicle on the freeway.  He is a member of the Kiwanis Club, a life member of the American Legion, the NRA, the VFW, the Military Officer’s Association of America, and the Gun Owners of America. Col Reynolds is married to his wife, Rufiya  and they have two children at home, Nicole age 5, and Austin age 4.  Col Reynolds has two older children from a previous marriage, Shawna age 30 and Cameron age 28.  Col Reynolds and his family are members of the New Life Church in Conway, AR. 

If you review Col Conrad Reynolds, USA (Ret) positions on various issues on his Web site, you would be pleased with his stands; they agree with the Combat Veterans For Congress Mission Statement.  The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC is pleased to endorse Col Reynolds, look forward to working with him, and is pleased that a Combat Veteran of his caliber is running for Congress.  If you have friends, associates, or relatives who know voters in the state of Arkansas, kindly pass this email onto them and ask them to support Col Reynolds 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.”

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