John Kline is retired from both the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. House of Representatives. He served on active duty in the Marines from 1969 to 1994. A helicopter pilot, he is a veteran of operations in both Viet Nam and Somalia. John flew helicopters, including “Marine One”, as a pilot in Marine Helicopter Squadron One, and he served as Marine Corps Aide to both Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.
After retiring as a colonel from active duty in the Marines, John ran for Congress in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District and served in the House for 14 years. In Congress, he served on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce (a committee he chaired for 6 years), the Intelligence Committee and the Ethics Committee.
John lives in Burnsville, Minnesota with his wife, Vicky (a retired U.S. Army nurse). He is particularly proud of his two children (one of whom is a Brigadier General in the U.S. Army) and four grandchildren.