Combat Veterans For Congress---Embedded Integrity
The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC is endorsing LCDR Daniel R. Crenshaw, USN (Ret) (SEAL) (Wounded Warrior) as the 115th Combat Veteran For Congress in 9 years. LCDR Crenshaw is a fiscally conservative candidate who will work to rein in the out of control spending by irresponsible members of Congress, will work to reduce the National Debt, rebuild the strength of the US military, support the freedom & independence of the individual, protect & support the 2nd Amendment, secure the wide open Southern Borders, defeat ISIS & Al Q’ieda, and will support stimulating the private sector to grow & create new jobs.
LCDR Crenshaw is running for the 2nd Congressional District of Texas in an open seat, vacated by 7 term Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX-2) who has been diagnosed with leukemia. LCDR Crenshaw is a strong advocate for common sense policies & integrity in government, Judeo-Christian & traditional family values, restoring individual and economic freedoms, energy independence, and maintaining a strong and capable US military establishment. Daniel Crenshaw’s father was employed in the Texas oil & gas industry and the family traveled worldwide on assignments, Dan’s parents were living abroad in Aberdeen Scotland when he was born on March 14, 1984.
Dan is a 6th generation Texan and was raised in Katy, Texas through middle school. Dan’s grandfather served in WWII and his brother still serves as a Captain in the US Army. Dan’s family moved to Bogota, Columbia after middle school. Daniel attended Colegio Nueva Granada in Bogota, Colombia, played varsity soccer, became fluent in Spanish, and graduated in June 2002. In September 2002, Dan was accepted at Tufts University in Boston, MA on a NROTC Scholarship, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations in May 2006. In June 2017, Dan received a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, MA.
Daniel Crenshaw was commissioned as an Ensign in the US Navy on May 20, 2006 upon completion of the NROTC Program at Tufts University. In June 2006, Ensign Crenshaw reported to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training (BUDS) at the US Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, CA, in Class 261, he fractured his left tibia during Hell Week, but recovered and came back with Class 264 to complete BUD/S. In May 2008, Ensign Crenshaw was promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade. LT (jg) Crenshaw completed SEAL qualification training, and graduated in June 2008 to earn his Trident. He was then assigned to SEAL Team THREE in Coronado, CA.
In June 2008, LT (jg) Crenshaw deployed to Camp Fallujah, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with SEAL Team THREE. The unit was assigned to Special Operation Task Force West, and conducted combat ground operations. SEAL Team THREE returned to Coronado in October 2008.
In in March 2010, LT(jg) Crenshaw deployed in support of Iraqi Freedom to Camp Ramadi, Iraq, served as Charlie Platoon Commander in SEAL Team THREE. In May 2010, LT(jg) Crenshaw was promoted to Lieutenant. SEAL Team THREE returned to Coronado in December 2010. LT Crenshaw was awarded a Bronze Star Medal, a Combat Action Ribbon, and various Campaign Medals.
In January 2012, Dan deployed to Camp Simmons in Kandahar, Afghanistan with Special Reconnaissance Team One in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. LT Crenshaw was assigned as the Cross Functional Team Leader and Ground Force Commander on various ground combat operations in support of SEAL Team THREE, and Special Operation Task Force South. Following the sixth month of operations, LT Crenshaw was hit by an IED blast during a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan on June 15, 2012. He was evacuated and awoke from his medically induced coma learning that his right eye had been destroyed in the blast and his left eye was still present, but was badly damaged. Dan was completely blind and the doctors did not believe he would ever see again. LT Crenshaw was awarded the Bronze Star Medal (with Combat “V”), Purple Heart Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with Combat “V”), Combat Action Ribbon (2nd Award), and various Campaign Medals.
After several difficult surgeries, LT Crenshaw eventually regained sight in his left eye, a miracle according to the head surgeon. LT Crenshaw refused to leave active duty and following recovery, in 2014, he deployed to Manama, Bahrain with Special Reconnaissance Team One as the Cross Functional Troop Commander in support of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Arabian Peninsula. On completion of his assignment he was awarded the Joint Services Commendation Medal.
Then in 2016 LT Crenshaw deployed again to Seoul, Korea and served as the Maritime Special Activities lead for the Special Operations Command Korea. On completion of his assignment he was awarded the Army Achievement Medal and the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal. LT Crenshaw was promoted to Lieutenant Commander in September 2016.
On September 1, 2016, because of his combat injuries, LCDR Dan Crenshaw received a Medical Disability Discharge on full retirement from the US Navy; he is a Wounded Warrior. His military awards include the Bronze Star Medal (with Combat “V”), Bronze Star Medal (Gold Star in lieu of 2nd Award), Purple Heart Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, the Navy/ Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with Combat “V”), Army Achievement Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon (2nd Award), the NATO Medal, the Special Warfare (SEAL) Insignia, the Navy/Marine Corps Parachute Insignia, and various Service and Campaign Medals.
Following his retirement from the US Navy in September 1, 2016, LCDR Dan Crenshaw, matriculated at Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, MA, graduating in June 2017 with a Master’s in Public Administration Degree. In June 2017, he was then employed by Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32) as a Military Legislative Aide. In November 2017, Dan resigned his position in Congress as a Military Legislative Aide, and announced he will be running for Congress to represent his fellow Texans in the 2nd Congressional District of Texas.
Daniel has been endorsed by MajGen James Livingston, USMC (Ret) (Medal Of Honor), Lt Michael Thornton, USN(Ret)(SEAL) (Medal of Honor), RADM Steve S. Oswald, USNA ’74 USNR (Ret) (Discovery & Endeavour Astronaut), (Petty Officer First Class Marcus Luttrell (SEAL) (Navy Cross recipient, and author of “Lone Survivor”), Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32), Cong Scott Taylor (BM2-USN) (SEAL) (R-VA-2), Congresswoman Mary Bono (Ret) (CA-R-45), Col Buzz Aldrin, USMA'51, USAF (Ret) PhD, (Apollo XI Astronaut), Hugh Hewitt Conservative National Radio Talk Show Host, Diplomat & former Talk Show Host Joanne Herring, the Texas Asian Republican Club, the United Republicans of Harris County, Defend Our Nation PAC, High School Republicans of Texas, Texas Patriot PAC, and the Combat Veterans For Congress PAC. He has been married to his wife Tara for 4.5 years and they are members of the Prince of Peace Church in Spring, TX.
The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC is pleased to endorse LCDR Daniel R. Crenshaw, USN (Ret) (SEAL) (Wounded Warrior) who will bring to Congress his extensive experience in Special Operations, public policy skills, and wisdom to better solve problems in government and represent the 2nd Congressional District of Texas and the Republic. If you review LCDR Crenshaw’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 working with LCDR Crenshaw, and are pleased that a Combat Veteran of his caliber is running for Congress.
If you have friends, associates, or relatives who know voters in the 2nd Congressional District of Texas, kindly pass this E-mail on to them, and ask them to support LCDR Crenshaw by working on 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 Combat 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.”