21 Facts About Jack Bergman


John Warren "Jack" Bergman was born on February 2,1947 and is a retired United States Marine Corps lieutenant general and politician serving as the US representative from Michigan's 1st congressional district since 2017.


Jack Bergman served as commanding general of the Marine Forces Reserve and the Marine Forces North.


Jack Bergman served as a naval aviator, flying rotary-winged aircraft such as the CH-46 and UH-1, as well as fixed-wing aircraft such as the T-28 and KC-130.


Jack Bergman flew CH-46 helicopters with HMM-261 at Marine Corps Air Station, New River, North Carolina, and with HMM-164 in Okinawa, Japan, and the Republic of Vietnam.


Jack Bergman left active duty in 1975 and flew UH-1 helicopters with the Rhode Island National Guard, Quonset Point, Rhode Island.


Jack Bergman was selected to stand up the second KC-130 squadron in 4th MAW and in 1988 became the first commanding officer of VMGR-452, Stewart Air National Guard Base, Newburgh, New York.


Jack Bergman then commanded II Marine Expeditionary Force Augmentation Command Element, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, until assuming command of the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, New Orleans, Louisiana in August 2000.

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In September 2002, Jack Bergman assumed command of the 4th Force Service Support Group, New Orleans, Louisiana.


Jack Bergman served as chairman of the Secretary of the Navy's Marine Corps Reserve Policy Board from 2001 to 2003.


Jack Bergman relinquished that command in October 2009 and retired from active duty in December of that year.


Jack Bergman won the Republican primary in Michigan's 1st congressional district in August 2016.


Jack Bergman is a member of the Republican Study Committee, the Climate Solutions Caucus and the US-Japan Caucus.


In June 2017, Jack Bergman was one of the Republican congressmen who were practicing on an Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field for the annual Congressional Baseball Game when James Hodgkinson began shooting at them, harming four people, including Representative Steve Scalise.


In March 2016, Jack Bergman said that cutting spending would be his top priority in Congress.


In March 2021, all House Republicans including Jack Bergman voted against the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, an economic stimulus bill aimed at speeding up the United States' recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing recession.


Jack Bergman opposes the Affordable Care Act and voted to repeal it in May 2017.


In September 2017, Jack Bergman became the 29th Republican to join the Climate Solutions Caucus.


Jack Bergman voted in favor of the Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act, which would allow the Department of Commerce to award grants to Native American tribes for historical preservation, environmental protection, and climate change mitigation in the Great Lakes.


Jack Bergman sided with President Trump on barring transgender individuals from the military.


In December 2020, Bergman was one of 126 Republican members of the House of Representatives to sign an amicus brief in support of Texas v Pennsylvania, a lawsuit filed at the United States Supreme Court contesting the results of the 2020 presidential election, in which Biden defeated Trump.


In January 2021, Jack Bergman announced his intention to object to the certification of the Electoral College results.