Dr. Terry T. Namkung, MBA, is a highly experienced veteran, energy leader, business strategist, and a fervent patriot. He is known for his powerful leadership in the Air Force, his commitment to energy resilience, and his exemplary work in military defense organizations. Now, as the Virginia State Chairman for Rethink! GOP, Terry continues to dedicate himself to the service of his nation and his state.Born and raised in the heart of Osan-Ri, South Korea. He enlisted in the Air Force at a young age, where he swiftly rose through the ranks, retiring as a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer after 21.5 years of dedicated service. Throughout his military career, Terry honed his leadership skills, demonstrating an innate ability to inspire and guide his airmen in providing essential logistical support to joint conventional and special operations forces.
Upon transitioning to the corporate world, Terry applied his military skills and experiences to drive change within defense organizations. He worked with high-profile military departments, including the HQ United States Air Force Pentagon, United States Army Corp of Engineers (USACE), Navy Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), and the Department of Energy. His efforts in developing solutions to make facilities at bases Energy Resilient against blackouts have earned him a reputation as an energy leader and business capture expert.
Armed with an MBA from Auburn University and a doctorate in Business, Terry is finalizing another doctorate in Public Policy, reflecting his deep commitment to knowledge, innovation, and effective policy-making. His academic pursuits align perfectly with his role in Rethink! GOP, allowing him to bring a unique perspective and rigorous analytical skills to the table.
Endorsed by influential figures such as Governor Youngkin, former Governor Gilmore, Lt. Governor Winsome Sears, AG Jason Miyares, VA GOP Chair Richard Anderson, and Congressmen Byron Donalds, Burgess Owens, and Rich McCormick, Terry's leadership is recognized and respected across party lines.
He has taken on the role as Virginia State Chairman for Rethink! GOP with a strong resolve to represent the people of Virginia on pressing issues such as healthcare, economy, foreign policy, energy, second amendment rights, and immigration. Local issues, particularly crime, jobs, and education, remain central to his policy goals, reflecting his dedication to improving the lives of his fellow Virginians.
Dr. Terry T. Namkung is not only a leader, but a devoted family man, married to his wife Jasmine, and has two wonderful sons. As a deeply religious individual, Terry stands by his belief of "American First, God Always," underlining his strong faith and devotion to his country.
As Virginia State Chairman for Rethink! GOP, Terry brings to the table a rich tapestry of experiences from his military, corporate, and academic life, an unshakeable belief in the power of unity, and an unwavering commitment to serve the people of Virginia and the United States. Terry continues to inspire those around him with his steadfast patriotism and his vision for a resilient, prosperous, and secure Virginia.