Military leaders endorse Gerald Malloy for U.S. Senate

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, June 28, 2022


Perkinsville, VT – Army Veteran and U.S. Senate Candidate Gerald Malloy has received two endorsements from military leaders, Rich C. Staats, retired U.S. Army major general and former commanding general of the 75th Innovation Command, and Father Paul K. Hurley, Roman Catholic priest for the Archdiocese of Boston and the 24th U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains.

Staats explained his endorsement of Malloy: “With our threats at home and abroad, we need active, experienced, and engaged citizens to help restore American leadership and morale. I encourage Vermonters to vote for Gerald Malloy because the people deserve stable national security. Malloy will ensure protection of all American people, those at home and those abroad, by maintaining a strong national defense using his extensive military knowledge and leadership. He is the most qualified candidate to support in the race for Senate.”

Hurley endorsed Malloy as follows: “The moral end to justice is peace and the Catholic Church teaches that Peace is ‘the tranquility of order.’ As a U.S. Army Veteran, Gerald Malloy has showed his extreme dedication to preserving peace in our country. He is a public servant with no agenda other than full commitment to the protection of the United States and securing the interests of the American people. I have full confidence in Malloy because our country deserves someone in power who is experienced, well-educated on national security, and someone who will restore morale to the people of the United States.”

Malloy served the United States for 22 years on active duty and as a result of this previous military experience, one of his key political positions is the advocacy of a strong national defense. He plans to utilize his years of military leadership which involved serving and protecting the country by drawing on his utmost diplomacy. Malloy lists that he will rebuild damaged relations with NATO partners and allies around the world, not enter into treaties which cannot be enforced, and fully support law enforcement. All actions which will “preserve order in our country so that we the people can rightfully enjoy our fundamental freedoms.”

Malloy pledges to utilize the advice of past and current military leadership to help guide his Senate decisions. Military leadership is highly respectable as it involves making effective, critical decisions, weighing the consequential risks, and thinking strategically in making well-informed conclusions upon which they will act.

Malloy said he was honored to receive both endorsements: “I am thrilled to receive the endorsement of both General Staats and Father Hurley who have worked tirelessly to serve, protect, and bring about a better future for the American people. I share their longtime commitment to security for the American people and upholding our American values. If elected to serve in the U.S. Senate, I will work tirelessly to ensure that our troops receive the support and care that they deserve and I will work to provide the Americans with the best protection possible.”


About Rich C. Staats:

Former Army Major General Rich C. Staats was the Commanding General for the 75th Innovation Command. Staats has over 36 years of service in seven commands, culminating in his command of 316th Sustainment Command and 75th Innovation Command. He served overseas in five commands including service in combat zones for three. His military education includes Quartermaster Corps company-grade education, Joint and Combined Warfighting School, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College, where he received a Masters in Strategic Studies. Staats also received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1994 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In civilian life, he was a previous member of the Board of Trustees for the parent organization for the Texas A&M University system, has been a contributor at think-tanks in the DC metropolitan area for 25 years and he is currently a Distinguished Fellow for the Institute for Stability and Transition. Staats has contributed to books and published his own articles which focus on artificial intelligence and the theoretical value of information. He has been in the game design community since the 1970s and is a commercial music producer. He retired his military command on July 15, 2021.

About Father Paul K. Hurley:

Father (Major General) Paul K. Hurley attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, and graduated in 1984. Following graduation, he served two assignments as a field artillery officer in Germany and Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He resigned his commission in 1990 and attended St. John’s Seminary in Boston to follow his call to the priesthood. He was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1995 and spent five years as a parish priest in the Archdiocese of Boston before he rejoined the active duty Army Chaplain Corps in 2000.

He served as command chaplain for the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Other chaplain assignments include deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as numerous stateside assignments as an Army Chaplain. On March 27, 2015, the Senate confirmed Hurley’s promotion to major general and assigned him the title of Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army. Fr. Hurley retired in May of 2019.

About Gerald Malloy:
Gerald Malloy graduated from West Point in 1984 with a commission as an active duty Field Artillery Officer and a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Political Science. He also earned his MBA from Temple University, graduated from the Army Command and General Staff College, and earned a Graduate Certificate from Georgetown University. Serving the United States for 22 years on active duty in leadership positions, Malloy was stationed in countries such as Germany, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, and Canada. Following his military career he worked 5 years in Emergency Management and response, including over 20 Presidential Disaster Declarations, with US Government organizations including the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services, as well as many State, Local, and Law Enforcement organizations.

Since 2011, he has been involved in business management and executive positions, supporting US Government organizations primarily in the Washington, DC area. Gerald Malloy lives in Perkinsville. He and his wife Stacey have 4 children, including 3 teenagers currently in Vermont schools. Please see for updates on his campaign for U.S. Senator for Vermont.

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