Tim Sheehy has fought fires at homes, America’s adversaries abroad, and for the heart of his Marine veteran wife. Now, it appears he’s ready to fight for a consequential Senate seat in Big Sky Country that Republicans reckon is key to a 2024 majority.
“I’ve proudly fought for our country to defend our freedoms, and I’m once again answering the call to serve,” Sheehy said in a statement. “I will fight to bring real leadership to Washington to save our country and protect our Montana way of life.”
In March, Axios detailed efforts by Senate Republicans to bring Sheehy aboard in a Cincinnatian manner to unseat Democratic Sen. Jon Tester in 2024, noting that the former Navy SEAL and Army Ranger was “straight out of central casting.”
Sheehy served in Iraq, Afghanistan, South America, and the Pacific region and received both the Bronze Star with Valor for Heroism in Combat and the Purple Heart medal, reported Fox News Digital.
After serving 200 missions and being wounded, Sheehy retired from the Navy in 2014 and moved his family to Montana, where he founded Bridger Aerospace, an aerial firefighting company, along with its affiliate, Ascent Vision Technologies, which develops imaging systems for the defense and aerospace industry. AVT was acquired by CACI International in 2020 for $350 million.
The father of four also got into ranching in a big way during the pandemic, starting the Little Belt Cattle Company with fellow former Navy SEAL Greg Putnam. According to the Huffington Post, the company presently ranches around 30,000 private and leased acres and owns 2,000 cattle.
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