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Lieutenant Commander (Sel) Jim Bridenstine is currently a pilot in the U.S. Navy Reserve where he flies the E-2C Hawkeye in Central and South America in support of America's war on drugs. Early in his active duty career, Jim Bridenstine flew E-2C Hawkeyes off the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. It was there that he flew combat missions and gathered most of his 1,900 flight hours and 333 carrier arrested landings. Jim participated in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, Operation Southern Watch in Iraq, and Operation Shock and Awe in Iraq. While on active duty, Jim Bridenstine transitioned to the F-18 Hornet and flew with the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, the parent command to TOPGUN. After leaving active duty, Jim Bridenstine earned an MBA from Cornell University and returned to Tulsa to be the Executive Director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium. He was responsible for the museum's air shows, special events, human resources, and financial management. He created the QuikTrip Air and Rocket Racing Show and launched Tulsa's campaign to acquire one of three retiring space shuttles. In addition to flying counter drug missions in the Navy Reserves, Jim Bridenstine is a consultant with a large consulting services firm.Jim Bridenstine is married to Michelle (Ivory) Bridenstine. They have three children. Jim Bridenstine won an upset in the 2012 primary, and won his House seat with 63%.