Served our Country in the Military and now in Office- Congressman-elect Brad Wenstrup

Posted December 17, 2012



This is the last in our series of posts, profiling the 12 veterans who will begin serving in Congress this January.

Dr. Brad Wenstrup was already established in a private medical practice in Cincinnati, when he was commission as a Captain with the U.S. Army Reserve in 1998, serving in the Medical Corps. After completing, Officers Basic Course at Fort Sam Houston and Officers Advanced Course, he was promoted to Major.

In 2005, the future congressman was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the U.S. Army’s 144th Combat Support Hospital, and Task Force 344 at Abu Ghraib, Iraq. Throughout his deployment, he served as a Podiatrist, Chief of Surgery, and Director of the Wound Care Clinic. Dr. Wenstrup also served as the assistant to the Deputy Commander, Clinical Services and as the acting DCCS for three months during his tour.  At the end of his combat tour, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Combat Action Badge, the Meritorious Unit Citation Ribbon, and numerous campaign medals. In August 2010, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and is currently assigned to the AMEDD Professional Management Command, attached to the 4220th US Army Hospital in McPherson, Georgia.

Dr. Wenstrup is a native of Cincinnati,graduated from the University of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati-College of Medicine. before completing his surgical residency at Thorek Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago in 1986. Dr. Wenstrup became a partner with Wellington Orthopedic and Sports Medicine in his hometown. He currently serves on the Executive Committee for Wellington, sits on the Board of Boys Hope & Girls Hope, is the Founder and President of Thank America First Foundation, and a member of Cincinnati Rotary, the American Legion, and the VFW.

He will represent Ohio’s second district, which includes the east side of Cincinnati and a portion of rural southwest Ohio.