Joseph Neubauer Delegate, Iraq Veteran
National Guard member and Iraq veteran. Born and raised in Cheyenne Wyoming. I attended my neighborhood public school and graduated in Central Highschool in Cheyenne in 1996. Ever since I was a child, I knew I wanted to join the army. I also knew I wanted to go to college. When I went to college at Boston University, I joined the Reserve Officer Training Program (ROTC) which paid for my college education. I studied engineering at Boston University. I graduated in 2000 as a Second Lieutenant in the army. Immediatly after I graduated with high honors from B.U, I attended Officer Training School in Fort Benning, Georgia. After I completed my training I was stationed in Fort Stewart, Georgia as a Scond Lieutenent in the army until March 19, 2003 when I participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom. I was part of the 3rd Infantry Division, the first unit to cross the Iraq border and enter Baghdad. I remained in Iraq to fight insurgents and provide support to ground troops until December 2008, when I was honorably discharged from the Army. I now work as a mechanical engineer in Cheyenne, where I still live. Because I love my country and want to continue to serve my country, I joined the Wyoming Army National Guard. I serve one weekend a month at Camp Guernsey, a training facility in northern Wyoming. I am a registered Republican. I helped form the Wyoming Young Republicans in 2009, which has been a stepping stone for young people to get involved in the Republican Party in Wyoming. I am also a member of the Cheyenne Republican Committee and the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Laramie County Republican Party. I was elected as a delegate to the Perennial Pines Convention at the Wyoming State Convention on April 14, 2012. I support a stronger defense, more funding for troops and military programs, and benefits and jobs for military veterans.