With a focus on giving back to the country that blessed him with so much, Ryan Zinke serves Montana as their sole Representative in the United States House. As a Navy SEAL, State Senator and now Congressman, Ryan took the same oath to defend the Constitution of the United States, and he takes that oath seriously. His distinguished military career began in 1985 when he graduated from Officer Candidate School and attended SEAL training (BUDS class 136). He was first assigned to SEAL Team ONE in Coronado, CA, then was later selected for SEAL Team SIX where he was a Team Leader and a commander.
After over a decade of exemplary service, Ryan was assigned as Deputy and Acting Commander of Combined Joint Special Operations for Operation IRAQI FREEDOM where he led a force of over 3,500 Special Operations personnel in Iraq. In 2006 he was awarded two Bronze Stars. He retired from active duty 2008 after serving 23 years as a US Navy SEAL. After retiring from the Navy, Ryan ran for Congress and was elected by a 15-point margin. Ryan was sworn in to the House of Representatives on January 6, 2015 and became the first Navy SEAL in the House.