John Glen Weaver

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John Glen Weaver
Personal details
Born (1976-03-31) March 31, 1976 (age 48)
Macomb, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyRepublican Party (United States)
EducationUniversity of Wyoming (Bachelor of Arts and Science), 1999 University of Oklahoma (Bachelor of Science), 2003 Air University (Bachelor of Arts, 2013)
Military service
AllegianceUnited States of America
Battles/warsIraqi no-fly zones conflict
  • Operation Southern Watch
  • Operation Northern Watch

War on Terror

  • Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Operation Enduring Freedom
AwardsDefense Meritorious Service Medal (2)

Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Medal (2)
Aerial Achievement Medal (2)

Air Force Commendation Medal (2)

John Glen Weaver (born March 31, 1976) is an American businessman, farmer, politician, and United States Air Force officer. He joined the Air Force in 1999 and retired in 2022. He is currently running for Nebraska U.S. Senate.

Early life and education

John Glen Weaver was born in Macomb, Illinois. He received a bachelor's degree in Animal Science and Russian Linguistics from the University of Wyoming in 1999. He also earned a Master of Science from the University of Oklahoma in 2003, and Master of Arts from Air University in 2013.[1]

Military career

Weaver served in the Air Force for 22 years and was deployed 11 times to the Middle East and Southwest Asia. He flew combat missions with the Offutt-based RC-135 over Iraq and Afghanistan and advised the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs at the Pentagon.

He was the chief of the 55th wing command post while stationed at Offutt Air Force Base. He became a top graduate of the Air Force Maintenance officer school and Air Command and Staff College.

Political activities

2022 Nebraska's 1st congressional district special election

Weaver sought the Republican nomination for the 2022 Nebraska's 1st congressional district special election. He was defeated by Mike Flood through the party's secret ballot. Flood received 24 votes while Weaver received 5.[2]

2022 Nebraska's 1st congressional district regular election

Months later Weaver decided to run in the regular election. He was defeated again by Mike Flood.[3]

2022 gubernatorial interview

Weaver was one of nine candidates selected by Jim Pillen for an interview in replacing Ben Sasse for the U.S. Senate after his retirement on January 8, 2023. Ultimately, Pillen picked outgoing governor Pete Ricketts to replace Sasse.

On January 17th, 2023 Weaver announced his run for the 2024 Nebraska U.S. Senate election.[4] He will be running for the Class II Senate seat currently held by Pete Ricketts.[5]

Personal life

Weaver is a born-again Christian. He met his wife, Brianna who was a physician at UNMC in January 2019. Together they have two children.[6]

Awards and decorations

Weaver received the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, The Joint Meritorious Service Medal, two Air Medals, and two aerial achievement medals.


  1. "Mission: Service — Retired Air Force lieutenant colonel honored with award at Creighton game". 3 KMTV News Now Omaha. KMTV Staff. Retrieved 15 February 2023.
  2. Kristianto, Josh. "Mike Flood named Republican nominee for special election to fill 1st Congressional District vacancy". KETV Omaha 7. Retrieved 14 February 2023.
  3. Schulte, Grant. "Nebraska GOP state Sen. Flood wins ex-congressman's seat". AP News. AP News. Retrieved 6 March 2023.
  4. "Ret. Lt. Col. John Glen Weaver announces bid for U.S. Senate". 6 News WOWT. 6 News staff reports. Retrieved 14 February 2023.
  5. "Lt. Col. (ret.) John Glen Weaver running for Nebraska's open Class II U.S. Senate seat". Nebraska TV. NTV News. Retrieved 15 February 2023.
  6. "John Weaver Candidate for Nebraska Representative in Congress, District 1". 1011 Now. KOLN/KGIN.

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