From the Argus Leader:
A retired Army officer and Iraq War veteran plans to challenge Rep. Kristi Noem in the 2014 election.
Corinna Robinson served 25 years in the Army before retiring. She recently resigned as the anti-terrorism and force protection directorate at the Pentagon Force Protection Agency to run for Congress in her native South Dakota.
You know, obviously her military service is honorable, and she’s to be thanked & commended for it.
But I do find it interesting that the Dems have to recruit out of state to find candidates. I’m not finding her from an initial review of the voter database I have available. I’ll keep looking, but, it’s interesting.
Update: Still can’t find her in the South Dakota voter database, and granted what I have is about 6 months old, but here’s her resume from 2008:
Ms. Robinson is serving as Director, Antiterrorism & Force Protection Directorate, for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), a critical component to the Department of Defense (DoD). Prior to her service with PFPA, she honorably served the U.S. Army, Military Police Corps, supporting numerous deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Washington, D.C (Pentagon – 9/11).
She assists in advising the senior Agency leadership on a broad range of strategic and policy-related matters affecting the planning, development, and execution as to meet Agency, DoD and National objectives. As a member of the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce (CEW), Ms. Robinson served as the Director of Legislative Affairs, for United States Forces-Iraq (USF-I), Baghdad, Iraq, in 2010. This position required sensitive coordination and travel with Congressional Delegations, Interagency, and the Department of State (DoS) personnel to establish unprecedented foreign policy in our Nation’s history.
No word how this is going to affect “super tough” Steve Jarding, who likes to yell a lot. Odds are his fledgeling pay attention to me effort is going to fade away rather quickly.