(Washington, DC) U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) made the following remarks in honor of Veterans Day:
Senator Joni Ernst has dedicated her life to Iowa and her country, serving in the military for over 20 years. She received her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University where she joined the university’s ROTC program. After graduating, Ernst was commissioned as an officer in U.S. Army Reserves, and after a few years in the Reserves, transferred to the Iowa National Guard. In 2003, she served as a company commander in Kuwait and Iraq, leading 150 Iowa Army National Guardsmen during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Senator Ernst continues to serve as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard.