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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

Rep. Tom McClintock Names Rocky Deal New District Director

January 4, 2010
Press Release

U.S. Representative Tom McClintock (Ca 04) has named Rocklun “Rocky” Deal as District Director. Deal had an illustrious career in the Navy, as well as extensive experience in the military, business and civic leadership.  “Rocky Deal has unmatched leadership experience and ability,” Rep. McClintock said.  “I am honored that a man who has done so much for his country and his community is now continuing his service for the people of California’s Fourth Congressional District.”

“Tom McClintock has established himself as a leader among conservatives in the House of Representatives,” Deal said. “I look forward to working with him to help restore America to the principles that made our nation great.”

Deal capped a 28 year career in the U.S. Navy as Chief of Staff to the Commander of Naval Air Forces Pacific.  He had previously served as the Commanding Officer of America’s Flagship, the super carrier USS Constellation. He also served as Commanding Officer of the USS Kalamazoo and the Operation Officer of the USS Abraham Lincoln. Deal led the legendary “Jolly Rogers” Fighter Squadron, the Eighty-Four, that earned the honor of being named the best fighter squadron in the Atlantic Fleet.

Upon retirement from the Navy, Deal returned to his home town of Susanville. He is past president of the Lassen  College Board and Susanville Rotary; President of the Banner-Lassen Medical Center Foundation, District Chairman for the Boy Scouts and Chairman of the Lassen County Republican Party.
Deal is a graduate of Stanford University, and holds an M.S. in Systems Technology from the University of Southern California, an M.A. in International Relations from Salve Regina University, and a Masters equivalent in National Security Affairs from the Naval War College.
He and his wife Gail, an eighth- grade teacher, have three grown children.