Cory Mills is a husband, father, decorated combat veteran, successful entrepreneur and job creator, foreign policy expert, and former Presidential appointee (Trump) to the Pentagon as a Department of Defense (DoD) advisor.
Born and raised in central Florida, Cory left the state to serve his country in the U.S. Army. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division, earned a Bronze Star, and was struck twice while in combat – once by an improvised explosive device (IED) and once by an Iranian explosively formed projectively (EFP). Former U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad presented Cory with a Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad for his actions that saved members of his team and U.S. military service members in the aftermath of being hit with explosives.
In the private sector, Cory co-founded Pacem Solution International LLC and Pacem Defense LLC with his wife, Rana. Cory and Rana have supported risk management assessments, intelligence collection, and security for media such as NPR news through the PACEM companies. In 2018, Pacem Defense acquired Amtec Less Lethal Systems, Inc., now known as ALS, Inc., in Perry, Florida, to help continue their support to the law enforcement communities and American allies abroad.
PACEM has been responsible for creating hundreds of jobs in the State of Florida. During the pandemic, rather than laying off PACEM employees, Cory approved an increase for his employee’s cost of living allowance (COLA). Cory understood that the pandemic was not America’s fault and that his extended PACEM family should not suffer from a pandemic caused by another nation.
Cory is a constitutionalist who believes that the sacred oath he took to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” does not have an expiration date.
Cory believes in FIGHTING for the American people, restoring the voice of “We The People” — America’s voice — and making America First Again.