Top Military Leaders Endorse Nancy Soderberg for Congress


October 9, 2018

Daytona Beach – Today, former U.S. Ambassador and FL-06 Democratic nominee Nancy Soderberg announced 11 military endorsements from top military officers, including two 4-Star Generals, three Lieutenant Generals, one Brigadier General, one Colonel, one Captain, and three Rear Admirals. The round of endorsements highlight the respect Nancy Soderberg has earned from leaders in our military over her decades of work safeguarding our national security.

Soderberg is the daughter of a proud veteran of the 82nd Airborne in the Korean War, who taught her the importance of giving back to her country and inspired her to pursue a career in national security. She served as the first woman Deputy National Security Adviser at the White House and as an Ambassador to the United Nations, where she worked to secure peace in Northern Ireland.

“I’m honored to endorse Ambassador Nancy Soderberg for Congress,” General (ret.) Wes Clark said. “I worked closely with Nancy when she was on the National Security Council and at the U.N., and I’ve watched her defend American interests around the globe. She has fiercely fought for our values; building peace in the Balkans, forging a ceasefire in Northern Ireland, standing up to terrorists, and so much more. I know she will bring that same fight to Congress and work tirelessly for the families of Florida’s 6th district.”

“Nancy and I share a passion for helping to create jobs for our retiring active duty military,” Rear Admiral (ret.) Joe Sestak said.  “That is why I am proud to endorse her for Congress. Nancy will ensure that our service members and their families are taken care of while they serve and after they retire and enter the private sector.”


Jamie Barnett — Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, Retired

Wes Clark — General, U.S. Army,  Retired

Edward Corcoran — Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired

John Douglass — Brigadier General, U.S. Army, Retired

Bishop Garrison — Captain, U.S. Army, Retired

Claudia Kennedy — Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired

Donald L. Kerrick — Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired

Joe Sestak — Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, Retired

Michael Smith — Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, Retired

Dale Vesser — Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired

Johnnie Wilson — General, U.S. Army, Retired

This endorsement underscores the momentum Soderberg’s campaign has gathered after multiple polls have shown a tight race and she continues to outraise her opponent, passing the $2 million fundraising mark in early September. She has garnered support from local leaders, national figures, grassroots groups, and local and national organizations, including five members of the Florida Congressional delegation, St. Johns County Environmental Caucus, Florida Young Democrats, Indivisible United Florida 6th District, Volusia United Educators, Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus, AFSCME Florida, Florida AFL-CIO, and League of Conservation Voters Action Fund.

Soderberg’s momentum also includes being named to the DCCC’s Red to Blue List, and earning endorsements from Vice President Joe Biden, Gold Star Father Khizr Khan, Emily’s List, Orlando Sentinel, End Citizens United, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NewDem’s PAC, Foreign Policy for America, NARAL, Serve America, Equality PAC, among others. You can view the full list of Soderberg’s endorsements at

For more information contact: Wellesley Daniels