WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Scott Franklin (R-FL) announced that he has been tapped to serve as a member of the House Armed Services Committee. Franklin served in the United States Navy as a pilot for 26 years (14 active duty, 12 reserves) and retired as Commander. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Air Command & Staff College. He also flew combat operations in the Gulf War, Bosnia, and Kosovo.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be named as a member of the House Armed Services Committee,” Rep. Scott Franklin said. “My 26 years of experience and leadership in the United States Navy provided a great training ground to apply my skills as a member of this esteemed committee. Florida contributes a great deal to our nation’s military readiness, and it’s an honor for me to serve our military members in this capacity in Congress. I thank Ranking Member Mike Rogers (R-AL) and the Steering Committee for their confidence in selecting me to serve in this capacity.”

“I’m grateful for Rep. Scott Franklin’s years of service to our country in the Navy. His experiences bring a unique perspective to the House Armed Services Committee, and I’m looking forward to working with him to support our brave men and women in uniform.” – RM Mike Rogers (AL-03)

FL-15 is adjacent to MacDill Air Force Base, home to U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, and the 6th Air Refueling Wing.  Florida is also home to 92,249 active duty military members.