Served our Country in the Military and now in Office- Congressman-elect Scott Perry
Posted December 13, 2012
Pennsylvania, Fourth District
This is the tenth in a series of profiles of the 12 veterans elected to Congress for the first time in November.
Scott Perry began his military career in 1980 when he enlisted in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He attended basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and specialized training at Fort Belvoir, Virginia to become a technical drafting specialist.
The future congressman attended Pennsylvania’s Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in Field Artillery. Mr. Perry deployed to Iraq in 2008, where he served as the commander of the 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, and accrued nearly 200 combat flight hours. He was awarded the Bronze Star. Colonel Perry currently serves as the commander of the 166th Regiment of the Pennsylvania National Guard.
Mr. Perry graduated from Penn State University in 1991 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration Management. Two years after his graduation he founded Hydrotech Mechanical Services, Inc., a mechanical contracting firm that provides contract construction and maintenance services to municipal and investor-owned utilities along the East Coast. In 2006, Mr. Perry was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, serving three terms before choosing to run for Congress. During his tenure, he sponsored legislation the state’s “Castle Doctrine,” legally protecting Pennsylvania residents who use lethal force to defend themselves from imminent violent attack.
The newly-elected Congressman and his family live n Carroll Township, Pennsylvania. He will represent part of southern Pennsylvania, including the capital city, Harrisburg.