For Idaho State Senate
I had the honor to serve my country as a Navy Fighter Pilot for 28 years, command a squadron and complete three successful combat tours. I have the leadership skills and the unwavering determination to win for the people of Idaho.
The Leadership Idaho Needs Right Now
Ted is a Boise native, graduating from Boise High and Boise State University. He was an Eagle Scout and stayed active in the scouts until entering the Navy for flight training. Ted became a Navy fighter pilot, flying the F-14 Tomcat and making his first combat deployment to Operation Desert Storm/Desert Sweep. This was followed by a second combat deployment over Iraq for Operation Southern Watch. Ted later joined the Reserves and became an airline pilot. He was mobilized for Operation Iraqi Freedom where he flew the F-18 Hornet and received a combat decoration for missions against Saddam Hussein’s Republican Guard. Ted continued on active duty where he had the honor of being an F-18 Squadron Commander and Deputy Air Wing Commander. At the end of his Navy career, he served in the role of weapons and systems assessments, making vital contributions to force effectiveness and influencing decisions at the highest levels of the Department of Defense. During this time, Ted received a Masters in International Relations from Salve Regina University and completed numerous Service Schools and Military Professional Programs. Ted retired as a Navy Captain (O-6), with over 5000 hours flying Navy fighters. Currently he works for United Airlines flying the 787 Dreamliner.