GA-09: Andrew Clyde (R)
Andrew Clyde’s career in the Navy began after he earned his commission as an officer from the University of Notre Dame. He then spent the next 28 years of his life in the service including three combat deployments to Kuwait and Iraq.
During his service, he earned a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, four Navy Commendation Medals, a Navy Achievement Medal, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal w/Marine Corps Combat Operations Insignia, Iraq Campaign Medal, Expert Rifleman Medal, Expert Pistol Shot Medal, and multiple other medals.
After completing his active military service, Clyde homesteaded in Athens and decided to pursue a master’s degree from UGA in Corporate Finance and Entrepreneurship. In 1991 he started a small firearms business called Clyde Armory. What started as a hobby business in his garage has grown into a nationwide company with two-brick-and-mortar locations in Georgia.
As a veteran turned small business owner, Clyde is truly living the American dream.
Clyde and his wife Jennifer are residents of Jackson County. They have a Doberman named Kit, who can frequently be seen roaming Clyde Armory’s showroom floor.
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