SIGMA is pleased to announce that Congressman Brian Mast (R-FL) will be the featured dinner speaker on Tuesday, July 18th during the SIGMA Summer Legislative Conference at the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC.
Congressman Mast is in his first term representing the 18th Congressional District of Florida. Prior to his election to Congress, Congressman Mast followed in his father’s footsteps by serving in the U.S. Army for more than 12 years, earning medals including The Bronze Star Medal, The Army Commendation Medal for Valor, The Purple Heart Medal, and The Defense Meritorious Service Medal. While deployed in Afghanistan, he worked as a bomb disposal expert under the elite Joint Special Operations Command. The last improvised explosive device that he found resulted in catastrophic injuries, which included the loss of both of his legs.
While recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center, his father gave him advice that has stuck with him to this day—to ensure the greatest service he gave to our country and the best example he set for his children was still ahead of him. Brian took this advice to heart and dedicated himself to finding new ways to serve our country and his community. In Congress, Congressman Mast strives to serve as he did on the battlefield: without regard for personal gain or personal sacrifice. He is a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee.