A Menomonie, WI native and UW – La Crosse Football standout, Church deployed to Afghanistan in 2012 following his graduation from Army Ranger School. In August 2012, Jason and nine other members of his platoon were involved in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. The IED blast resulted in the amputation of both of his legs below the knee. On July 31, 2014, First Lieutenant Church was promoted to Captain and medically retired from the U.S. Army.
Following his retirement from the army, Jason earned his Masters of Arts in Security Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service as well as a Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Jason also serves on the board of directors for Sentinels of Freedom; a foundation to assist severely wounded post 9/11 veterans.
Jason plans to continue his legacy of service, pick the tough fights, and stand with President Trump to secure our borders, protect the most vulnerable among us, stand up for our veterans, and make sure Wisconsin’s economic recovery is protected from socialist interference. He wants to serve the people of Northern, WI not the political interest of Washington, D.C.