Oath Keepers list of members in Government, Law Enforcement and Military

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Elected Officials:
  • Sanders County Sheriff Thomas E. Rummel identified himself as a sheriff, writing, “Currently serving as the Sanders County Sheriff, Sanders County Montana.” Rummel is still the sheriff in Sanders County.
  • Joe Wright, a constable in Collin County, Texas, signed up for the organization before taking office, writing, “Constable elect for Collin County Pct. 4 Constable’s office. Currently a Collin County deputy sheriff [sic].” Wright remains Constable in Collin County.
  • Bradley Rogers, who currently serves as a county commissioner in Elkhart County, Indiana, listed that he was the “Elected Sheriff of Elkhart County, Indiana.” Rogers previously served as Sheriff in Elkhart County.
  • Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers, a self-proclaimed member of the Oath Keepers, who has remained a supporter despite the group’s alleged participation in the January 6 attack. In March 2021 – just two months after the insurrection – Rogers met with the Cottonwood Oath Keepers and praised the group for their “dedication to our Constitution and to our country.” According to the database, she signed up for an annual membership.
  • South Dakota State Representative Phil Jensen, who identified himself as state senator (a previous position he held) in the database itself and provided his state email address to the organization. Following the data leak, Jensen spoke with Rolling Stone and while he claims he was not active within the group, the magazine characterizes his stance as seeing “nothing to be ashamed of in the affiliation” and “believe[ing] the group has been unfairly maligned.” Jensen is listed as having purchased an annual membership. Despite his association with the Oath Keepers, Jensen won his primary on June 7, 2022 and will be a candidate in the November 2022 general election.
  • New Hampshire State Senator Bob Giuda, who signed up for an annual membership with the organization, though he claimed to have left the group following its participation in the 2014 Bundy ranch armed standoff. Said Giuda: “I left that group years ago. I wasn’t comfortable with the way the group was being run.” While he rejected the leadership style, he said nothing about its ideology. Giuda is not running for reelection in 2022.
  • Idaho State Representative Chad Christensen, who appears in the Oath Keepers database as having a “Liberty Tree” membership, a $10 a month membership that gives the user discounts to Oath Keepers merchandise. His listing in the database is unsurprising given that he named himself as an Oath Keeper in his official legislative bio. Christensen lost his primary race in 2022.
  • Alaska State Representative David Eastman, who attended the rally in Washington, D.C., prior to the January 6 Capitol attack, is listed as a lifetime member of the group. Though Eastman claimed that he joined the group more than a dozen years ago and never attended a meeting, he also asserted that the indictments against Rhodes and the other Oath Keepers are “politically driven.”
  • A county commissioner in Nevada wrote, “Trainer I could spread message / application as I travel to teach outdoor ethics [sic].”
  • One town justice in New York state wrote, “I am currently traveling our nation…educating people on the constitution and our founding fathers idea of gov. We meet alot [sic] of vets and police who feel the way we do. I’ll pass the word [sic].”
  • A Wisconsin town councilperson highlighted her experience in the following areas: “Electronic controls troubleshoot and repair, municipal court clerking, city government, surgical assistance (dental and medical), public works infrastructure (engineering and street division), project management.”
  • A county board member in Illinois also offered up a variety of skills: “Military training, knowledge and enforcement of the UCMJ. Knowledge and enforcement of State and local laws. Graduate of FBI basic SWAT, and FBI advanced SWAT schools. Graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.”
Law Enforcement:
  • Major Eben Bratcher, who works for the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, wrote, “I am currently the Patrol Bureau Commander for the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona. We have 85 sworn officers and Border Mexico on the South and California on the West. I’ve already introduced your web site to dozens of my Deputies.” Bratcher claims he left the organization several years ago because of the number of emails it sent.
  • Lieutenant Philip Mercurio, who works for the city of Pittsburgh’s public safety department, described himself as a firearms instructor who would “spread the word to my students.” In the wake of the Oath Keepers data leak, the lieutenant was reassigned to an administrative position pending an investigation.
  • A member of the Idalou Police Department in Texas wrote that he was “assisting and encouraging fellow officersw [sic] to keep their oath via presentations information.”
  • A member of the Cookeville Police Department wrote in a comment: “Recruitment of local police officers.”
  • Anaheim Police Department Sergeant Michael Lynch wrote that he has “a wide variety of law enforcement experience, including undercover operations, surveillance and SWAT. I am also a member of the executive board for my police labor association.” Lynch claims that he did not renew his membership because there was no local chapter and he “didn’t get anything out of it.”
  • A corrections officer in New York wrote, “As I am not sure what specific areas you are looking for, I am not sue [sic] how to answer. However, I have firearms training, first responder, CPR/AED, and the usual training g [sic] associated with being a Corrections Officer.”
  • A sergeant for the Maumee Police Division in Ohio told the group that he is “interested in local rallies. As far as talents, I am a trained gunsmith and certifed [sic] armored on a few weapon systems. But I also have computer skills for above average web applications.”
  • A Missouri-based Corrections Officer wrote, “Certified Corrections Officer through the state of Missouri.Knowledge [sic] of ham radio along with other and most frequency ranges. Knowledge of programing radio equipment for Communications.”
  • A correctional officer for the Iowa Department of Corrections wrote, “I have been a IDOC firearms instructor for the last sixteen years.”
  • A member of the Greenville Police Department in South Carolina wrote, “I am a certified firearms and patrol rifle instructor with the Greenville Police Department. I don’t have many talent [sic] but I do believe I have the skill of public speaking.”
  • One individual associated with the Department of Corrections in Michigan wrote, “I am interested in spreading the message in any way possible; electronic, grassroots, etc. I am a trained general/civil mediator and I work with youthful sexual offenders. For [sic] a local government agency. I don’t know if that would be helpful :).”
  • In Virginia, a deputy sheriff with the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office wrote, “I'm not sure that I have any talents that aren't already available or really useful. Outside of the military, I'm a graphic designer (AAS - Visual Communications) and self-storage assistant. I've worked for education publishing, newspapers, magazines, etc., doing image creation, ad layouts, flyers, brochures, design, and so forth…I am happy to assist with whatever I can though, whether it's with people, events, promotions, whatever.”
  • A former member of the Gilbert Police Department in Arizona wrote, “NOT SURE WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR. ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP IF I CAN. RECON MARINE, POLICE TRAINER / SUPERVISOR.” (emphasis in original text)
U.S. Military
  • An individual who self-identified as a member of the Army, wrote, “First and foremost I believe the oath i [sic] took when i [sic] enlisted in the Army should always be held as a high standard. The constitution supercedes [sic] all law enforcement and even the president. I can shoot a weapon and hit my target. I can help when the federal government tries to enact martial law upon us citizens.”
  • An executive officer in the Army, whose current employment status could not be verified, told the Oath Keepers that he is “surrounded by well meaning Soldiers [sic] who are totally ignorant of the Oath, the Constitution, and the concept of natural liberty. Intuition and training guide them generally well, but they lack the education to recognize and resist unlawful orders.”
  • One individual who listed an address on an Air Force base described himself as a “[v]ocal advocate of instilling among junior officers and NCOs their allegiance to the Constitution and the American people, NOT the government, especially the President. We are apolitical with a charge to defend inalienable rights.”
  • An individual who identified himself as a sergeant in his email address wrote, “I do not think there is a chapter in Saint Louis, however i [sic] think there should be. I know of several soldiers in the area that i [sic] think would be interested.”
  • Though his continued employment could not be verified, one individual who provided a Coast Guard email address wrote, “I feel very strongly in the Oathkeepers [sic] message and I would be willing to do anything that is legal to help the cause.”
  • An individual who identified himself as having worked for military police informed the organization, “I love America and all that it stands for and am not willing to sit back and watch our freedoms disappear from us. I have approx. 22 years of experience as a Police Officer (military & civilian) to include security & being a private investigator.”
  • One individual who only identified as having served in the past wrote, “Fight to the death to uphold the Constitution of Our Great country just as I did when I was on active duty. Zebras don't change their stripes and neither do I.”
  • A staff sergeant in the Army wrote, “I am still active and do not like the direction America has been going the last decade. I know it is up to men like me to make a brighter future for our nation.” Though the sergeant writes that he is active, it is unknown whether that is still the case.
  • One Staff Sergeant in the Mississippi National Guard wrote, “I would like to help in the outreach. I'm a trainer for the MSNG. I'm AGR for the state of Mississippi and work with 56 soldier that need this Info.”
  • Though it is unknown whether he remains active, one Air Force Sergeant wrote when he signed up for the organization, “Due to being at an active training base, and as an E-5 i [sic] have been able to influence and inform those new to the service about all opportunities and what their responsibilities are and what their oath actually does mean.”
  • A member of the Marine Corps noted, “I currently coordinate ground movements, I have influence on nearly 46,000 Marines and sailors.”
  • Another marine pledged to spread the Oath Keepers’ message: “As a [sic] Active Duty Marine I could spread the word of the Oath Keepers to Many [sic] places as a [sic] move from station to station. I would love to attend any event that is close to my current location.” It is unknown whether this individual is still serving.
  • A Shift Lead in the Air Force, who provided an Air Force base address upon signing up, informed the group that he’d be willing to “[pass] on the information about the Oath Keepers.”
  • A Sergeant, Non-Commissioned Officer in the Army Reserves wrote, “I have held conversations with all sorts of people over the past 3 years, including my 1SG, 1SG Yockell. I've been known to give enough information in a manner that changes peoples [sic] lives in under 1 hour and 30 minutes.”
  • A Coast Guard officer informed the Oath Keepers that, “I was born an American citizen abroad, my father is a foreign diplomat and my mother a retired attorney. With the Coast Guard being such a small service, I have contacts throughout the U.S. and with my father as a foreign ambassador my potential international connections are vast.”
  • A former member of the National Guard asked for Oath Keepers assistance, writing, “I would like YOUR support in preparing the next generation of National Guard leadership. I teach new recruits about the potential constitutional decisions that they may be forced to make as Guardsmen and would like copies of the constitution to give.”
  • A self-identified former Chief Master Sergeant in the Air Force wrote, “I am a true patriot and have many connections to spread the Oath keeper [sic] mission.”
  • One Infantry Corpsman in the Navy wrote, “I am a survival specialist in both urban and desert type settings. I know how to grow my own food, find water, and live well with very little. I can teach others to do so too. I love this country so much that I put my life on the line for it.”
  • A Master at Arms for the Navy wrote, “I currently already help facilitate CPT classes with the local chapter. I am a small arms instructor in the Navy…I can teach tactical team movements and room clearing. Everything I have learned in the military I am willing to teach and help others with.”
  • Ominously, a Sergeant/Team Leader with the 725th Equipment Support Platoon let the Oath Keepers know that he is “highly skilled Horizontal Construction Engineer, this may be a necessary talent to help rebuild one day.”
  • A Critical Care Flight Paramedic within the Army informed the Oath Keepers that he had “been trained in the latest forms of combat/emergency medicine, infantry and police tactics, and take a special interest in large-scale war time strategy.”
  • One individual wrote, “I am training to be a nuclear electricians [sic] mate onboard [sic] a nuclear submarine or aircraft carrier. I have not seen the fleet yet. But I can’t wait to get out there and start doing something.” According to open-source resources, this individual did end up working with nuclear submarines as an engineer.
  • A lieutenant in the Navy wrote, “Marksmanship training. Current member of the US Navy Marksmanship Team.”
  • A CBRNE defense specialist with the Air Force informed the Oath Keepers that, “My AFSC is READINESS & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, i [sic] am the AF's insurance policy in short. Apart from ensuring my unit prepared to got [sic] to deploy. [sic] I am also a CBRNE weapons defense specialist, will be HAZMAT Technician.”
  • A former member of the Army and current Division Command Sergeant Major with the Tennessee National Guard wrote, “ANY! I Served on staff as a Senior Logistics NCO for the last three years of my enlistment. Good recruiter, Weapons fanatic / Range Safety / carry permit [sic] for 15 years. I am completely retired with time on my hands. I lost my night vision in the Army so I do not drive at night.”
  • An individual purporting to be a member of the Navy wrote, “u.s.navy [sic] security clearence, [sic] work at center for advance power (c.a.p)at florida, [sic] state university with a securty clearence [sic].”
  • Though it is unknown whether they are still serving, an individual with an army email address wrote, “4 years time [sic] in service so far. I’m currently deployed to the middle east [sic] as an air traffic controller and hopefully I will be home soon to defend the Homefront.”
  • A former Wheeled Vehicle Operator in the Army and current Department of Defense Security Officer listed that he was a “Gun Truck operator in Afghanistan, protecting supply convoys.Infantry [sic] training( [sic] clearing house, villages, small team tactics.) Gun Smith training. Army Reserve as an 88M( [sic] Wheel Vic Operator).”
  • One former member of the Army wrote, “I have a license to drive almost every vehicle in the army. I can refuel helicopters. I have to [sic] army deployments to Iraq under my belt.”
  • A former sergeant in the Army wrote, “8 years active duty Army and proud to have served my country. Final 2+ years of service spent training newly commissioned armor officers on the M1-A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank.”
  • A self-described Navy emergency physician offered to help the group when he returned from Afghanistan, writing, “Need any medical coverage of events? Will be in Afghanistan until December of this year.”
  • One individual who claimed to serve in the Army wrote, “I served in Iraq as operator/combantant [sic] with Army Recon Infantry platoon. ‘Arrested’ 21 enemy insurgents that were threatning [sic] the life of all soilders [sic] on my FOB "FOB WarHorse" Baqubah Iraq [sic].”
  • A former marine wrote, “I served in United States Marine Corp from '03 to '07, I was Honorably Discharged and I've been working in the private security sector since then. I've served my country in both Iraq and Afganistan [sic].”

Other Parts of Society:
  • One doctor wrote: “Many of my patients are police officers, troopers, FBI agents, CIA and in the military. I have the ability to spread the world of this organization to my patients. I showed 2 troopers this week the web link.”
  • A director of public works told the group that he is “able to spread the information with others. Very active in republican party, tea party etc….[sic].”
  • An individual who runs a company that advises medical practitioners on how to improve their revenue wrote in the comments that he was “willing to use my marketing expertise to help the organization grow.”
  • One Brazil, Indiana resident told the Oath Keepers that he had “written a few articles to our local newspaper concerning many of Oathkeepers [sic] principles. I always stress a fear and reverence to our maker as the basis of law and founding of this nation, Christ is the basis of my beliefs.”
  • An educator and pastor based in White Oak, North Carolina, informed the group that his skills include, “Public speaking, membership drives, have current access and interaction with many current and retired servicemembers through church and my current work as quality control director for a [sic] assault weapons manufacturer.”
  • A Phoenix, Arizona resident wrote, “~I can recruit others to become Oath Keepers.~ Having produced over 900 Comedy shows for Veterans (in hospitals and homeless shelters, or outings that veterans could attend for free), I am good at producing shows and cheering people up.”
  • A government contractor informed the group that he is “a certified Executive Protection Specialist in the State of Florida…I have a [sic] online business…where I sell Body Armors and gears for Police, Military, PMC and government officials. I can help with security and protection when ever need be [sic].”
  • One individual provided a list of things he could help with: “Security, Public speaking, Public education, Organizing, Rallies, Raise money and awareness, Lobby, Teach, Pass out information, Anything.”
  • An attorney with a law firm based in East Texas told the group that he “may be able to assist in legal matters.”
  • A krav maga instructor wrote, “We recognize what your organization represents. My wife and I are both military brats. We agree with what you are doing and to help, I own an audiovisual comp. & anytime [sic] you are in [Albuquerque], you would have audio equip for your meetings free of charge.”
  • A recently retired teacher in the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District in California told the group that she was “willing to help in whatever way necessary to protect our country.”
  • One Arizona resident told the group that he has “a fabrication facility in Sandusky with shipping & receiving docks. I have a team experienced with…assembly, packaging, and distribution…I’m willing to provide support with these resources if and when they could be useful.”
  • Another Arizona resident wrote, “1. Bitcoin transactions (Buy and sell and train others how to use)., 2. Document digitizing, encryption and secure IP communications (not radio) (this was my former company for 10 years)., 3. Equipment and facilities maintenance (welding, electrical, plumbing etc.) (Mobile) (This was my occupation after the Navy)., 4. Participating or assisting with appropriate and well planned civil disobedience (I have experience with this).”
 
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