We’re proud to announce that RTT is supporting Chris Castelli in his bid to win the primary election in North Carolina’s 6th congressional district on May 17.
Chris, who was recently endorsed by General Michael Flynn, was born in Columbia, South Carolina, while his father was stationed at Fort Jackson after his service in Vietnam. Chris spent his early years growing up in a military family and his family has a long history of service to our nation
RTT is delighted to support Chris who was raised to believe in God, patriotism, hard work, and public service. In 1992 he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and Politics and was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the Infantry. Chris reported to Fort Benning, Georgia, to attend the Infantry Officer Basic Course and Ranger School. Upon completion of Airborne Ranger training, he was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division in combat in Mogadishu, Somalia. Within six hours of arriving on the ground, he was leading men under fire in combat. The experience of leading men in battle early in his career had a profound effect on Chris, reinforcing his faith and values, and helping define his character as a leader, man, husband and father.
Chris’ military career saw him promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 2008, as he was requested to serve in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for the Assistant Secretary for Special Operations, located at the Pentagon. As a senior military advisor, he was a subject matter expert on Colombia and Afghanistan. His work included preparing senior defense officials for key engagements, writing strategic campaign plans, and classified intelligence reports. Chris routinely conducted briefings at the White House and served as a liaison to the U.S. Congress, U.S. Senate, and intelligence community.
Following his assignment to the Pentagon, Chris was requested to be the Command Inspector General for the U.S. Army Special Forces Command until his retirement in 2012. Upon his retirement, Chris was awarded the Legion of Merit for his service to our nation.
You can support Chris’ campaign for Congress here.