Joe Earley is NOT a career politician. Joe Earley is NOT part of an entrenched, legacy political family.
- Joe Earley IS a native West Virginian and a distinguished veteran that served this great nation.
- Joe Earley IS concerned, like a large majority of Americans, that our constitutional republic is in jeopardy.
The Neo-Marxists and Socialist unrelenting attacks against our nation’s laws, their contempt for the American Way of Life, their purposeful dismantling of American Values, and their indoctrination of our children under the guise of public education has resulted in a weakened America. Unless we correct this course we are on by selecting and sending true conservatives, not establishment RINOs, to Congress, the attacks on our Republic will continue.
Why I am running
I cannot stand idly by, watching our founding principles and our American Way of Life be destroyed. Career politicians, entrenched political families, “woke” corporations, and special interest groups are leading the charge against America and systematically dismantling our Republic and infringing on our constitutionally guaranteed rights. I intend to meet this leftist effort head-on and affect change through principled leadership and effective representation of West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. This representation will align with the principles enshrined within the United States Constitution and shared by my fellow West Virginians.
Joe’s Military Career
Joe Earley enlisted as an Armor Crewman on January 19th, 1982, and retired from the US Army on January 31st, 2002 as an Armor First Sergeant after 20 years of distinguished enlisted service to this great nation.
Overseas assignments include service with the 3rd Squadron 11th Armored Cavalry (Blackhorse) Regiment in the Fulda Gap of the previous West Germany, two tours in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) with the 2nd Infantry Division, and a Kuwait Deployment with 3rd Battalion 69th Armor Regiment during Operation Vigilant Warrior.
Joe Earley was a member of the United States Army. Use of his military rank, job titles and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.
Stateside duty includes Cavalry and Armor assignments with the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Stewart, GA, the 1-10 Cavalry Combined Arms Task Force at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Drill Sergeant with 2nd and 4th Battalion 46th Infantry Regiment at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Regimental Tac NCO with the United States Corps of Cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point, culminating as an M1A1 Tank Weapons Systems advisor to the 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania National Guard.
Within the tactical combat unit assignments, Joe held positions of Tank Driver, Loader, Gunner, Tank Commander, Platoon Sergeant, M1A1 Master Gunner, Military Intelligence NCO, and First Sergeant.
Authorized Decorations, Medals, and Badges:
- Army Superior Unit Award and the Southwest Asia Service Medal with 1xBSS
- Meritorious Service Medal (3xOLC)
- Army Commendation Medal (2xOLC)
- Army Achievement Medal (5xOLC)
- National Defense Service Medal
- Army Good Conduct Medal x5
- Army Service Ribbon
- Overseas Service Ribbon x3
- Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (3)
- Expert Marksman (Pistol)
- Drill Sergeant Identification Badge
Joe was inducted as a life member into the prestigious United States Army Sergeant Audie L. Murphy Leadership Club
Military education includes Primary Leadership Development Course, Armor Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Armor Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Drill Sergeant School, M1A1 Master Gunner Course, and the US Army First Sergeant Course at Fort Bliss, Texas.
While assigned as an M1A1 Tank Master Gunner, Joe deployed to the Kuwaiti Theater of Operations with the 24th Infantry Division’s, 3rd Battalion 69th Armor Regiment in support of Operation Vigilant Warrior. During this rapid deployment and as the first Tank Master Gunner deployed, Joe (then SFC Earley) was tasked to lead a forward deployed team to coordinate and establish occupancy of a Tank Weapons System range at Udari, near the Iraqi border. Under his successful leadership on this mission, the 2-7 Infantry Combined Arms Task Force Commanders were able to quickly verify the combat readiness and lethal effectiveness of forward deployed combat assets and equipment for the rapidly deployed Armor and Infantry units.
As a patriot and a veteran, I have stood in the gap as a firewall, defending freedom from tyranny and liberty from oppression. As the elected representative of the 2nd District of West Virginia, I will honor the legacy of past generations of Americans that sacrificed greatly to make America the great nation it is. Our country will stand, once again, as a beacon of Freedom and Individual Liberty. Together, we will stop the increasing levels of government bureaucracies aided by "woke" corporate henchmen. Together, we will support the current generation of soldiers and families that bear the ugly scars of endless wars – many of whom have made the ultimate sacrifice in selfless service to our country to preserve the American Way of Life.
JOE EARLEY FOR
West Virginia's 2nd District