Bill Brenza, Special Reporter to The Golden Hammer
Conroe, June 4 – “It’s Hammer Time,” the popular Facebook Live, YouTube, and Roku show found at MCPLive.TV, will host 8th Congressional District candidate and decorated veteran and Navy Pilot Jonathan Hullihan at noon on Friday, June 4, 2021. Hullihan, a graduate of New Caney High School, Texas State University, and Loyola Law School, will discuss why he wants to be a United States Congressman.
Hullihan’s campaign biography follows:
Raised in New Caney, Texas, Hullihan attended Texas State University on a football scholarship and first got a taste for public service as an intern with then-Texas Attorney General John Cornyn’s office and Texas State Rep. Rick Green.
After graduating cum laude from Texas State, he enrolled in Loyola University College of Law where he was president of Loyola’s Federalist Society chapter. During Hullihan’s third year of law school, he was commissioned as a Naval Officer in the United States Navy Judge Advocate Corps. In 2009, Hullihan deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force to Al Anbar, Iraq, providing legal counsel to Marine leadership and personally assisting in the lawful release of detainees to the government of Iraq.
Hullihan was then assigned as uniformed legal counsel to the Navy SEAL teams based in Little Creek, Virginia, deploying as part of a Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan, facilitating the elimination of over 100 enemy combatants killed in action with no reported civilian deaths.
After his tour with the SEAL teams, Hullihan returned to Texas for three years as the principal uniformed legal counsel to the Chief of Naval Air training, responsible for all the flight training for the nation’s future naval aviators across the Southeastern United States. Hullihan was also the uniformed legal counsel to the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, otherwise known as the Blue Angels, providing direct support to the 2014-2017 teams’ airshows all across the nation.
From 2017-2020, Hullihan was assigned to Special Operations Command Central in Tampa Florida. He provided legal counsel for special operations throughout the USCENTCOM area of responsibility, one of the most complex and dynamic operational environments the United States currently faces. Hullihan was selected from a global pool of attorneys and awarded the 2019 Special Operations Command “Golden Keyboard Award” for his furtherance of scholarship and writing on legal issues of significance to Special Operations and National Security.
Hullihan resigned his active duty commission in 2020. As a recognized expert in International Law, Cyber Law, and Intelligence law, Hullihan continues to serve as a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserves, assigned to a National Security Law unit.
Hullihan’s Military decorations awarded include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal ( Four Awards), Navy Achievement Medal ( Two Awards), Army Achievement Medal, Iraq and Afghanistan campaign medals, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon ( Two Awards), the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, various unit awards, and numerous command recognitions.
Since leaving active duty, Hullihan works at a commercial litigation law firm based in Houston, TX, with a primary practice in cyber security and data privacy. He lives in the Montgomery County area with his wife and Texas State college sweetheart, Jennifer Hullihan, their son Joseph, 12, and daughters Reagan, 10, and Charlotte, 2.
Callers will have the opportunity to speak directly with the host or Hullihan by submitting questions on Facebook during the show.
The show will air from 12 noon to 1 p.m. today, Friday, June 4, and will continue with encore video presentations throughout the weekend.
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