Jun 11, 2024 | Press Releases

Nunn Promoted to Colonel in United States Air Force

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Zach Nunn (IA-03) today was promoted to Colonel in the United States Air Force during a private ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. alongside family, friends, and colleagues. 
“After 20 years of service, I am honored to earn the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Air Force,” said Rep. Nunn. “It is a privilege to serve our country not only in Congress, but also as a member of the armed forces. My time in the Air Force has taught me patriotism, courage, and service above self – values I rely on every day as a father, Colonel, and Congressman.”  
Rep. Nunn served our country for two decades in the United States Air Force. As an airborne intelligence officer, Rep. Nunn flew recon missions off the coasts of Russia and China. After 9/11, he deployed three times to the Middle East and flew over 700 combat hours, including being awarded “Aircrew of the Year” for combat operations to save special forces in Afghanistan. In his 20 years of military service, Rep. Nunn has served as an active-duty officer in the Air Force and the Iowa National Guard. Rep. Nunn currently serves as a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. 

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