About Andrew

About Andrew

Defending American Values

Lifelong conservative, Christian, former Trump appointee, Green Beret, Bronze Star recipient and West Point grad, Andrew Knaggs has fought for American values throughout his life. He commanded a Special Forces team, conducted combat operations in Iraq, and now he’s running for Congress to fight for the 7th District.

Andrew served for two years as a senior Trump administration official leading global special operations and counterterrorism policy in the Pentagon.  Before this political appointment, he led DoD’s research and development effort at the agency that keeps our troops alive by countering IEDs and roadside bombs in combat zones.

Between Andrew’s combat duty in uniform and his return to the Pentagon as a civilian, he graduated from the law school at the College of William & Mary.  A steadfast conservative, Andrew was elected president of William and Mary’s chapter of the Federalist Society.  Later, he started his own law firm where he helped small business owners navigate complex legal issues and government regulations.

Andrew has always balanced his commitments to family and country. Andrew and his wife, Sara, have been married for over 21 years and they have lived in the Commonwealth for over 14 of those years — most of that time in the 7th District. They built their home here. They are raising their twins here. They have a vested interest in the 7th District’s future.

Andrew Knaggs has answered our nation’s call his entire life. Now, he is running for Congress because the 7th District needs a conservative representative with real world credibility and clear integrity who will finish the job and is not afraid to fight back.

PoliciesWoman's Rights

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  • Prioritizing the most vulnerable
  • Lowering health care costs
  • Sensible immigration reform
  • Promoting and working for democracy and diversity
  • Supporting our veterans and military families

Life Timeline


1996Graduated West Point


1996Commissioned as Combat Engineer Officer in the Army


1998Married Wife Sara


2002Green Beret and Special Forces Team Commander


2005Twins Born


2008Graduated William and Mary Law School


2008Built Family House in the 7th District, Montpelier, Virginia


2013Started Knaggs Law PLLC


2017Trump Appointee, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism


2019Andrew Launches Campaign For Congress

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Andrew Knaggs is a retired member of the US Army. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement from the Department of Defense or the Army.