Campaign links: Corey Roen (R-TX-16)
Corey Dean Roen
Corey Roen Congressional Candidate Texas District 16
Biography of Corey Roen from Committee to Elect Corey Roen
Lieutenant Colonel Corey Roen (United States Army Reserve) was stationed by the United States Army to serve at Fort Bliss in 1990 as a Second Lieutenant. Upon signing into Fort Bliss, within one week of his arrival, he was on an airplane headed for Saudi Arabia to defend the United States in Desert Shield / Desert Storm. At the completion of the War, Corey distinguished himself and was recognized by his Command as the first officer to deploy a Patriot communications system into Iraq.
Upon leaving the Active Army in 1993, Corey was immediately hired by the El Paso City-County Health Department to supervise one of their WIC clinics. He worked his way up the ladder and ultimately was promoted to supervise seven clinics and reported directly to the Director of the program. He worked for the El Paso City-County Health Department for seven years.
While Corey was working for the Health Department he also was in the Army Reserve where he served as the Company Commander of an Army Reserve Unit stationed at Ascarate Park. He successfully deployed his unit to Okinawa, Japan in 1997 in support of training being conducted in the South Pacific.
Because of his leadership and outstanding achievements, Corey was asked to return to active duty in 1999. He spent three years in Seattle, Washington where he was the operations officer for an active duty recruiting battalion. He completely turned around the Battalion and made the unit one of the best in the Command. When it was time for him to be reassigned he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal upon the completion of his three year tour.
He was reassigned back to El Paso in 2002 where he served as the Chief of Staff of the UTEP Army ROTC Department. While at UTEP, Corey was an Assistant Professor of Military Science, and on the Faculty of UTEP. He spent time in the classroom by instructing classes at UTEP and El Paso Community College. He also was elected to serve in the Faculty Senate. After four years he again was recognized for his outstanding Leadership and received a second Meritorious Service Medal.
Wanting to stay in El Paso, Corey left active duty and returned to Reserve duty. He was immediately selected by his current unit for service where he continues to serve as a Chief Trainer preparing Active Duty, Army Reserve, and National Guard Battalion Commanders and their Staffs for overseas operations.
Lieutenant Colonel Roen recently returned from Afghanistan in September of 2011 where he served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Corey continues to serve in the Army Reserve and owns a local business with his wife Linda.
Corey is a member of the Latino National Republican Coalition of El Paso, Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Association of the United States Army, the Military Officers Association of America, and the Reserve Officers Association.
Corey is a strong advocate for National Defense, Veterans, and the Military. He is strongly opposed to cutting the military and denying Veterans the benefits that they have earned. Corey is a businessman who truly believes that the Economy can be turned around by enacting legislation that promotes pro-growth initiatives while cutting taxes and promoting a smaller Federal Government. Corey wants to lower taxes on all El Pasoans.
Corey is an evangelical Christian who believes in Traditional Family Values and is pro-life. Corey is married to his bride of 19 years, Linda, and they have two teen agers, Jacob a sophomore at Burges High School, and Deborah an 8th grader at MacArthur. The family attends the Abundant Living Faith Center Church.