John R. Pippy (R) 37th District includes parts of Allegheny County and Washington County; born December 10, 1970 in Ubon,Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand, son of Jack and Pensri Pippy; graduated, Malden Catholic High School, Malden, Massachusetts, 1988; B.S., environmental engineering, West Point Military Academy, 1992; M.A., strategic studies, United States Army War College 2017; M.A., International Relations, Irish American University, Dublin; Married Katherine; children Katelyn, Reagan, and Sean. Katelyn had a recurring role on the television drama Army Wives and played hockey for the Cornell University Big Red women's ice hockey program.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
member, West Point Alumni Association.; Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (Investiture 2004); Parkway West Rotary; Knights of Equity, Pittsburgh Airport Area, Peters Township, South Hills, SW Communities & Sewickley Chamber of Commerce; board member, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, GPC/BSA, University of Pittsburgh. Cancer Institute Council, Senator Heinz Historical Center, Penn State-Beaver Advancement Board.
United States Decorations and Badges Bronze Star Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with C Device) Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Meritorious Unit Commendation; Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters); National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Star); Humanitarian Service Medal; Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon; Combat Action Badge; Parachutist Badge
Elected, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Republican 1996; won re-election in 1998 and was unopposed in 2000 and 2002. Resigned from the House, March 24, 2003.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate (March 11, 2003-June 30, 2012); first Asian born State Senator; elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (2004); Chairman: Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee; Chairman Legislative Budget and Finance Committee; Vice Chairman: Law and Justice Committee; member: Appropriations, Banking and Insurance, Transportation and Game and Fisheries committees. Resigned state senate seat at 11:59 PM EDT on June 30, 2012, leaving the seat vacant until the election that November.
Names of any service after Senate –year(s):
United States Army (active duty, 1992-1995) ; Second Lieutenant May 30, 1992, November 1992- October 1993 Mechanized Combat Engineer Platoon Leader, B Company 20th Engineer Battalion (MECH), Fort Hood, Texas; November 1993 - September 1994 Assault and Obstacle Platoon Leader, C Company 20th Engineer Battalion (MECH), Fort Hood, Texas; First Lieutenant May 30, 1994, October 1994 - April 1995 Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company 20th Engineer Battalion (MECH), Fort Hood, Texas; United States Army Reserves (1995-2004) May 1995 - March 1998 Detachment Commander, 316th (Prime Power) Detachment, Kittanning, Pennsylvania; Captain April 1, 1999, April 1998 - October 2001 Environmental Coordination Officer, Headquarters 99th Regional Support Command, Moon Township, Pennsylvania; November 2001 - December 2003 Commander, 332nd Engineer Company, 463rd Engineer Battalion, Kittanning, Pennsylvania and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; January 2004 - May 2004 Engineer Officer, USAR Troop Program Unit, Kittanning, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Army National Guard (2004-present); June 2004 - October 2005 Facility Management Officer, Pennsylvania Joint Force Headquarters, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania; Major March 8, 2006, November 2005 - September 2006 Plans Officer, Pennsylvania Joint Force Headquarters, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania; October2006 - September 2009 Engineer, Facilities and Engineering, Pennsylvania Joint Force Headquarters, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania; October 2009 - February 2011 Design Branch Chief, Facilities and Engineering, Pennsylvania Joint Force Headquarters, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania; March 2011 - December 2011 Operations Officer, Headquarters 28th Infantry Division, Harrisburg Military Post, Pennsylvania; Lieutenant Colonel February 9, 2012, January 2012 - June 2012 Division Engineer, Headquarters 28th Infantry Division, Harrisburg Military Post, Pennsylvania; July 2012 - January 2013 Division G7/Chief of Protection, Headquarters 28th Infantry Division, Harrisburg Military Post, Pennsylvania; February 2013 - August 2014 Brigade Operations Officer, 2nd Infantry Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, Washington, Pennsylvania; September 2014 - July 2016 Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade, Johnstown, Pennsylvania; August 2016 - June 2017 Senior Engineer Officer, Special Operations Joint Task Force – OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE (Syria), Arifjan, Kuwait; July 2017 - August 2018 Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company 876th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade, Johnstown, Pennsylvania; Colonel September 1, 2018, September 2018 - February 19 Construction Facilities Maintenance Officer, Pennsylvania Joint Force Headquarters, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania; March 2019 - Present Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company 55th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Scranton, Pennsylvania; Brigadier General approved, Pennsylvania State Senate June 15, 2021; Congress: June 15, 2021 - Issue: Vol. 167, No. 104 — Daily Edition 117th Congress (2021 - 2022) - 1st Session page 54550
Pa. House of Representatives Biography
Trostle, S. (Ed.). (2007). The Pennsylvania manual, 118. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, p. 3-21.