Kyle Van De Water for Congress
Kyle C. Van De Water was born in Rhinebeck and raised in Poughkeepsie. He attended Spackenkill High School, graduating in 1998. After high school and during college he worked summers at the Trap Rock Quarry in Poughkeepsie.
He attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on an ROTC scholarship, graduating in 2002. He earned the Distinguished Military Graduate Award along with his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics.
While at UMass, Kyle earned the Airborne Paratrooper Badge in 2000 and rose to the rank of Cadet Battalion Commander in 2001, making him the highest ranked cadet responsible for training the freshman, sophomore, and junior cadets in military tactics and leadership.
Upon graduating, Kyle joined the Army Reserves and began attending Albany Law School, graduating in 2005. After passing the Bar exam he became an active duty member of the United States Army in 2006, assigned to the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. This service included working as an Administrative Law Attorney at the United State Military Academy, West Point before being deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan where he was awarded the Bronze Star in 2011.
He received the Meritorious Service Medal and his honorable discharge from the Army in 2014.
He continues to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves JAG Corps, holding the rank of Major, and works as a litigation attorney in Dutchess County.
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