Tulsi is the first female combat veteran ever to run for the presidency and is the first female combat veteran ever elected to Congress, along with Tammy Duckworth.
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Gabbard has served for over six years on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Armed Services Committee where she's been intimately involved with sensitive, national security issues.
A war veteran of two tours of duty in the Middle East and presently a major in the US Army National Guard, Gabbard is an outspoken critic of regime change wars and the new cold war.
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Part 1 Early Years
Surrounded by swaying palm trees, pounding surf, and luscious mountain ranges on Tutuila Island, Tulsi was born to Carol and Mike Gabbard as the fourth of five children.
Part 2 Service Above Self
Growing up in Hawaii, Tulsi was surrounded by one of the most ethnically, culturally and religiously diverse places in the world. One simple idea unifies so many unique people—Aloha.
Part 3 The Cost of War
Having experienced first-hand the true cost of war, Tulsi made a personal vow to find a way to ensure that our country doesn’t continue repeating the mistakes of the past, sending our troops into war without a clear mission, strategy, or purpose.
Part 4 Running for Congress
Tulsi entered the race as a clear underdog against a well-established candidate, ran a positive campaign focused on servant leadership in the spirit of aloha, and won a resounding victory.
Part 5 In Congress
Tulsi has approached every issue through the lens of what will best serve the American people, secure our country, and promote peace.
Part 6 My Spiritual Path
I was raised in a multi-faith family studying both the Christian and Hindu scriptures. We observed Christmas and Janmastami (the birth of Jesus and the birth of Krishna).