About John Glen
The conservative combat veteran and political outsider for Nebraska.
John Glen Weaver has built a life centered around service. A Midwesterner raised on a grain and livestock farm, at an early age he learned the importance of hard work, discipline, and personal responsibility. He turned his strong Christian values, deep love for America, and passion for helping others into a career of distinguished service.
Raised a born-again Christian and homeschooled on a farmstead he still owns today, John Glen learned the value of hard work and the importance of our God-given freedoms. He worked his way through college and graduated from the University of Wyoming with Bachelor's degrees in Animal Science and Russian Linguistics in 1999. He later earned two Master's degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Air University.
Wanting to serve his country, chart new horizons, experience flight, and earn his silver wings, John Glen joined the Air Force in 1999 and served for 22.5 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Beyond flying multimillion-dollar airplanes, he also served in intelligence, strategic nuclear command and control, reconnaissance, and maintenance officer career fields. Altogether, he had 6 assignments all over the US and he deployed 11 times around the world: including multiple stints in combat to Iraq and Afghanistan flying combat missions over both. Most notably he was awarded an Air Medal for heroism for flying combat missions on the Offutt-based RC-135 over Iraq during the “shock and awe” campaign of March 2003.
For his courageous leadership in combat and for breaking horizons, John Glen won multiple awards during his time in the Air Force including the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, The Joint Meritorious Service Medal, two Air Medals, and two aerial achievement medals. While working on the joint staff in the pentagon he was recognized as the best staff officer by General Dempsey, the chairman of the joint chiefs. He was a top graduate of the Air Force Maintenance officer school and Air Command and Staff College. In the Air Force, John Glen's courageous and bold, and combat-tested leadership consistently ranked him #1 or in the top 1% of his peers.
For the last several years his mission has been to provide bold leadership and piloting skills to University of Nebraska Aviation students. He teaches flight lessons and piloting at the collegiate level. He has made mission focused safe pilots that are commercial pilots leading in the aviation world today. He leads and trains pilots that go on to fight, fly, and win.
Lt Col Weaver may have retired the uniform, but his oath to this country hasn’t ended. He wasn’t ready to stop serving his country. His tactical mission now is to keep fighting for this country as a candidate for the United States Senate in Nebraska as a strong defender of the Constitution, conservative values, and national security. He is beholden to no one except the people of Nebraska – the second house. His mission is to defend Nebraska, defend America, and defend YOU!
Under the Biden and Schumer regime, John Glen knows our freedoms are under the constant threat of the socialist agenda. The radical left is waging a culture war on Nebraskans' very way of life. Like you, he will not allow the conservative values we are teaching our children to be threatened by DC. As your next US Senator, Weaver will bring bold leadership, put America first, fight to finish the Wall, stop radical indoctrination in our kids’ classrooms, defend from increasing cybersecurity threats, stand with Israel, and protect America from the threat of foreign adversaries and the specter of communism both at home and abroad.
John Glen resides in Omaha with his wife Bri and two children Anders and Bravery.
John Glen Weaver was a member of the U.S. Air Force. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Air Force or the Department of Defense.