Banquet Speaker - 2022
This year’s 106th reunion is to be held at the
Sheraton Hotel Pentagon City, Arlington Virginia August 24th thru the 28th.
We are excited to announce our Banquet Speaker, Congressman Brian Mast. Brian is in his 3rd term representing Florida’s 18th District. Prior to being elected to Congress, Brian followed his Father’s footsteps by serving in the US Army for more than 12 years. We look forward to his presentation.
You are all invited to register and attend our Reunion and Banquet. Please hurry, as deadlines for registration are fast approaching.
Your President, Bob Pope ( 590/FABN), will be in attendance and we look forward to seeing you there.
Please read the Biography of Representative Mast below and commit to attending this year’s 106th Reunion. See you there!
Congressman Brian Mast - Biography
Congressman Brian Mast is in his third term representing the 18th Congressional District of
Prior to his election to Congress, Brian followed in his father’s footsteps by serving in the U.S. Army for more than 12 years, earning medals including The Bronze Star Medal, The Army Commendation Medal for Valor, The Purple Heart Medal, and The Defense Meritorious Service Medal. While deployed in Afghanistan, he worked as a bomb disposal expert under the elite Joint Special Operations Command. The last improvised explosive device that he found resulted in catastrophic injuries, which included the loss of both of his legs.
While lying in bed recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center, Brian’s father gave him advice that has stuck with him to this day--to ensure the greatest service he gave to our country and the best example he set for his children was still ahead of him. Brian took this advice to heart and dedicated himself to finding new ways to serve our country and his community.
Brian remained on active duty following the injuries and provided expertise to the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms during his recovery process. After his retirement from the Army, he continued working in counter-terrorism and national defense as an Explosive Specialist with the Department of Homeland Security. Brian subsequently received a degree from Harvard University and volunteered to serve alongside the Israel Defense Forces to show support for the freedom Israel represents throughout the Middle East and the world.
In Congress, Brian strives to serve as he did on the battlefield: without regard for personal gain or personal sacrifice. He is a member of two committees:
● The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where his priorities include fixing the pressing water quality issues stemming from Lake Okeechobee; and
● The Foreign Affairs Committee, where he uses his military expertise to help strengthen the safety and security of the United States
Brian lives in Fort Pierce, Fla. with his wife Brianna and four children: Magnum, Maverick, Madalyn and Major