At the age of 17, Tyler Tannahill joined the Marines out of a sense of duty to his country after the 9/11 attacks. He served as a squad leader at the age of 20 in Barwanah (near Haditha), Iraq. He also served as a point man in Northeast Afghanistan in Kunar Province and the Korengal valley.
There, he learned the leadership skills that would make him a recognized advocate for veterans, appearing on Fox News and participating in hundreds of meetings with members of Congress discussing backlogs at the Veterans Administration and the poor quality of care offered veterans at their facilities. Tannahill serves on Congressman Kevin Yoder’s Military & Veteran Advisory Board, and worked in Washington, D.C. as an intern in the office of Kansas Senator Jerry Moran.
When tragedy struck close to home, Tannahill continued his service as a volunteer for Team Rubicon. In the hours after the tornado in Joplin, Missouri, Tannahill deployed to conduct search and rescue missions. He also participated in post-tornado recovery missions in Wichita, Kansas and Harveyville, Kansas.
Tannahill graduated Kansas State University with a degree in political science. He is the brother of former Kansas State University football and NFL tight end, Travis Tannahill.
Tannahill is a lifelong Republican, committed to the defense of life and our second amendment rights. Serving overseas in areas where individuals are deprived of rights by dictators, Tannahill is a passionate defender of the second amendment.
Tannahill lives in Leavenworth with his wife Luisa, and their newborn son, Zaven. Luisa is a religious refugee from the Soviet Union. Her grandmother is a Holocaust survivor. Luisa is a graduate of the University of Kansas. She is completing her Ph.D. from the University of Houston (ABD).