Pete Hegseth serves as Chief Executive Officer for Concerned Veterans for America, overseeing all areas of the organization and driving the overall messaging and strategic direction. Prior to joining CVA, Hegseth was Executive Director for Vets for Freedom from 2007-2011, where he grew the organization to over 95,000 members.
An infantry officer in the Army National Guard, Hegseth recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan, where he was an instructor at the Counterinsurgency Training Center in Kabul. Pete previously served in Iraq with the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division for their 2005-2006 deployment, serving as an infantry Platoon Leader in Baghdad in 2005, and as a Civil-Military Operations officer in Samarra in 2006. He also served in Guantanamo Bay for a year with his National Guard unit. Pete holds two Bronze Stars and a Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his time in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Hegseth frequently appears on TV and radio and has made hundreds of television appearances on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC. His columns have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post,and New York Post. Hegseth is a regular contributor to National Review Online and Military.com. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center of the American Experiment and a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Pete graduated from Princeton University in 2003 and is currently finishing a master’s program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Highlights of This Podcast:
- Pete discusses the importance of remembering the 10-year anniversary of the Iraq War and our “Legacy of Resolve”.
- Learn about the differences between the political battle of the war versus the actual tactical reality on the front.
- Learn Pete’s leadership lessons before the war and how certain leadership truths were cemented after the war.
- Learn how we can support moral & political courage in today’s chaotic political environment.