Served our Country in the Military and now in Office- Congressman-elect Chris Stewart

Posted December 14, 2012




This is the 11th in a series of posts, profiling the 12 veterans elected to Congress for the first time in November.

Congressman-elect Chris Stewart joined the United States Air Force in 1984, following his graduation from Utah State University.  Mr. Stewart was Distinguished Graduate in his classes at Officer Training School and Undergraduate Pilot Training. He served in the USAF for 14 years, primarily flying rescue helicopters and the B-1B bomber.  During his time as a pilot, Mr. Stewart set three world records, including the fastest non-stop flight around the world, while demonstrating the capabilities of the B-1 Lancer.

After leaving the service, the future Member of Congress began writing techno-thrillers and historical novels, including The Miracle of Freedom. That book reached the top of the New York Times Bestseller List, after being endorsed by talk show host Glenn Beck.  In addition to his writing career, Mr. Stewart is currently the president and CEO of the Shipley Group, a consulting firm specializing in energy and environmental issues and assisting in anti-terrorism training, corporate security, and executive preparedness consulting.

Mr. Stewart grew up one of ten children on a dairy farm in Utah’s Cache Valley, the son of a retired Air Force pilot and the 1996 Utah Mother of the Year.  He attended Sky View High School and Utah State with his future wife, Evie.  They have six children, and currently live in southeastern Utah.

The congressman-elect will represent Utah’s second district, which stretches from Tooele in the north to the state’s borders with Nevada and Arizona and contains two of America’s most picturesque national parks, Zion and Bryce Canyon.