Father. Veteran. Ready To Lead.

“After over 20 years of active and reserve service to this great nation, I feel it is time I serve this country in another capacity. By defending American traditional values, heritage, institutions, and philosophy from Democrats who wish to subvert our most cherished American principles.”

– Terry Dale

About Terry Dale

Terry Dale is a proud single working father and veteran with over twenty years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (1999-05) and U.S. Army Active Duty (2007 – 2015) / Reserve (2015 – Present).

Terry enlisted in the United Marine Corps Reserve in June 1999. He served as an aircraft recovery specialist for the Marine Aircraft Group 46 (MAG-46) group at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California. Upon completing his commitment to the United States Marine Corps Reserve, Terry decided to further pursue his service by entering California State University, Fullerton’s Army ROTC program. Following graduation, Terry earned his Army officer commission and was assigned to active duty in June 2007.

While on active duty, Terry served two combat tours in Baghdad, Iraq, and Kandahar, Afghanistan. Terry held numerous command and staff positions, most notably as commanding officer of a combat field artillery battery. As a commander, Terry was responsible for executing over 200 combat patrols, which ultimately helped secure key main supply routes and prevented insurgents from influencing district governance in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He also partnered with and advised Afghanistan Uniform Police forces on numerous combat patrols to maintain positive influence and partnership throughout Kandahar City, Afghanistan.

Terry is a native of Orange County and decided to return to his native area after completing eight years on active duty. He left active duty with a Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, and Combat Action Badge for being actively engaged by enemy forces. He continues to serve today in the Army Reserve as a public affairs officer and a civilian employee for the Department of the Navy. Terry currently resides in Laguna Hills, CA.

The 45th Congressional District

The 45th Congressional District includes the cities of Irvine, Tustin, North Tustin, Lake Forest, Laguna Woods, Laguna Hills, Villa Park, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Coto De Caza, and portions of the cities of Anaheim and Orange.

Paid for by Terry Dale for Congress.

FEC ID# C00784686 

USE OF HIS MILITARY RANK, JOB, TITLES, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN UNIFORM DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY.