Meet Ken Cope

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A New Breed of Republican

I am not a career politician. “Establishment Politicians” have spent their entire career running for office and always seeking the next political step in his career. My career has been about coping with everyday life, like most other Texans. In the military, where I retired as an Army Lieutenant Colonel, I learned self-control, dignity, respect and, above all, leadership. These same traits helped me achieve an executive level position at Triumph Group (formerly LTV Aerospace, Vought Aircraft, and Northrop Grumman). There I earned a reputation for being honest, aggressive, and goal-oriented, demonstrating that men of integrity can succeed.


Personal

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BORN: August 17, 1953, Gardena, California

MARRIED: To Marie for 42 Years with 3 Children and 6 Grandchildren

RELIGION: Christian

Education

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CUYAMA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL, New Cuyama, California

SAWYER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Junior Accounting

ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY, San Antonio, Texas

Dean’s List
BBA in Accounting
US Army Regular Commission (Distinguished Military Graduate)

UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS, Dallas, Texas

MBA in Corporate Finance

SECURITY EXCHANGE COMMISSION

SERIES 6 AND 63 License
Texas Group 1 Insurance License

US ARMY TRAINING

Enlisted as Private advanced to Lt. Colonel
Accounting Specialist (73D
Quartermaster Basic Officer (Supply & Logistics)
Quartermaster Advanced Officer
Basic & Advanced Procurement Officer (Federal Acquisition Management)
Command & General Staff College (Military Science)

Work Experience

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MILITARY

Enlisted as E1 Private
Scholarships to ROTC program at St. Mary’s University
Retired as Lt. Colonel
Top Secret Clearance

CIVILIAN

Trammel Crow Co. – Financial Analyst
Southwest Airlines – Internal Auditor
Triumph Group – Commercial Aviation Program Manager (LTV aerospace, Vought Aircraft & Northrop Grumman)
Aerospace Consultant – Program Management, Business Development, Contracts, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Operations