Jay Fawcett

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Lt. Col. Jay Fawcett is a Democratic retired Air Force officer from Colorado. He ran for the state's Fifth Congressional District in 2006, but lost to Doug Lamborn. Jay is one of the Fighting Dems.

Jay entered the Air Force Academy as a Cadet with the class of 1977. Upon graduation he went to Navigator training and was selected as a Weapon Systems Officer in the F4 Phantom, serving in fighter squadrons in Korea and Spain. Jay left Spain in 1983 for the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University completing the degree requirements for an MBA in 1985.

In June of 1985, he returned to the Academy for three years on the faculty and one year as the Academy's headquarters squadron commander.

He was deployed into military action in the Persian Gulf War. Serving in Desert Shield and the initial helicopter assault into Iraq during Desert Storm, Major Fawcett was awarded a Bronze Star for his actions.

In 1998, after serving his country in combat and during the Cold War, Lt Colonel Fawcett retired from the Air Force and went to work as a defense contractor. Returning to Colorado Springs, Jay began working at US Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base. He is married with two children.

External Link

  • Fawcett 4 Congress - campaign website.
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