The New TGC Radio presents EMPHASIS 2021, a new News & Public Affairs Presentation of The New TGC Radio.
In our First Episode, we present an interview with Colonel Mitchell Swan, U. S. Marine Corps (Ret.), and Republican Candidate for the 10 the Congressional District to succeed retiring United States Congressman, Jody Hice.
Colonel Swan shares his thoughts on: His reason for purpose for entering the race Big Government, and his vision for a better path forward The Economy Immigration & The Southern Border His experience in crafting Foreign Policy His Family and Career as a Marine Officer.
Colonel Swan is a retired, 30-year veteran of the Marine Corps. A warrior both for Christ and the Corps, he dedicated his life to service, leadership, and solving complex problems facing our American military. Colonel Swan is an unashamed conservative fighter and a firm believer in the principles of smaller government, secure borders, and an America First agenda that prioritizes our Christian heritage over social/political correctness.
Colonel Swan attended Marquette University’s business school, where he participated in the Naval ROTC Program; he graduated in May of 1987 and was commissioned a 2nd Lt in the United States Marine Corps. It was at Marquette that he first met his wife, Leslie. He would later earn his MBA at Chaminade University in Honolulu, HI., and graduate from the U.S. Naval War College.
In 1995, following eight years of Fleet Marine Force duty (which included service in the 1990 Gulf War), Colonel Swan was transferred to the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, GA., to serve as Lead Instructor for its Marine Officer students. During this assignment, his children were born at Athens Regional Hospital; Matthew, Andrew, and Samantha. Knowing the hardships of military family life, Mitchell resigned from the Marines in 1999 to raise his family in Athens and a take civilian job in the financial industry. However, he joined the Marine Reserves shortly before 9/11; this decision resulted in multiple activations and deployments, including Iraq in 2004. In 2008, upon promotion to “Full Bird,” Colonel Swan was activated to serve at U.S. Pacific Command in the Operations Directorate for two full years. After this, he was immediately re-assigned to U.S. Central Command in the Strategies, Plans, and Policies Directorate for another two years. Thanks to these assignments, Colonel Swan has four years of firsthand, seasoned experience crafting and implementing U.S. policy and leading crisis operations at the highest levels. Colonel Swan officially retired from the Marine Corps in 2017. His awards include Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medals, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.
While still in service, Colonel Swan wrote his book “Broken Arrow: Christ’s Last Stand,” highlighting the importance —and current decline – of Christian faith in Western Civilization. He is also an active member of Carpenters for Christ, a former Board Member of Athens College of Ministry, and a supporter of various Christian organizations. Today Colonel Swan lives with his wife Leslie in Good Hope, Georgia.