Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – Congressman-Elect Don Bacon has named retired Air Force Captain Mark Dreiling of Papillion as his Chief of Staff. The Congressman-Elect released the following statement:
“I am pleased to announce that Mark Dreiling will be the one leading my congressional office,” said Congressman-Elect Bacon. “From his time as a staffer in the Unicameral to his career in our United States Air Force, Mark has spent his entire life dedicated to the service of our state and nation. He is a leader of character who always puts the needs of others first and I am honored to have him on our team.”
Mark Dreiling served as the Campaign Manager for the Bacon for Congress Campaign since March of 2015. Prior to the campaign, Captain Dreiling served a career in the Air Force as a Space Officer where he worked as a Missile Warning Crew Commander and as a Test Director evaluating new systems under development. He is a graduate of the Advanced Space Operations School Missile Warning and Defense program and has been awarded a Meritorious Service Medal for his service. Before joining the Air Force, he worked for the late State Senator Pam Brown and State Senator Mark Quandahl in the Nebraska Legislature and for Congressman Lee Terry. Captain Dreiling graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and is originally from Papillion.