User:Vermont/Ken Armstrong (U.S. Coast Guard officer)

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Imported from the English Wikipedia, as I'm about to nominate the article for deletion. Incubating here to keep the content.

Kenneth Reed Armstrong (Born April 25, 1957) is a former United States Coast Guard commissioned officer[1][2] who is currently a candidate for the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination in the 2020 United States presidential election.[3][4]

Armstrong's Coast Guard career included serving as a NATO base commander and as a NATO/United Nations advisor in the Bosnian War.[4] He was also a representative to the Pelagie Islands for the U.S. Consul General at Palermo.[3][5]  

Outside of his military career, Armstrong has been a nonprofit executive,[6][7] columnist for Pacific Business News, and an elected official in Honolulu County, Hawaii.[6][4]  

Armstrong announced in March 2019 that he had formed a exploratory committee to consider a run for the 2020 Libertarian nomination for President of the United States.[8]  In May of that year, he officially announced his candidacy.[9][3][10] 


  1. Allen, David  (February 5, 1993). "CG looks for hijacked freighter" Pacific Stars and Stripes. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  2. "Coast Guard reports possible vessel hijacking in Pacific". January 30, 1993. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Libertarian candidate for President brings his campaign to North Iowa". July 18, 2019. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Welch, Matt (November 7, 2019) Template:Cite magazine
  5. "New counseling center opens in Klamath". Herald and News. November 3, 2002.  Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Oi, Cynthia (April 25, 2000) "Mars likes to fix everything... including Venus". Honolulu Star-Bulletin.  Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  7. Mangieri, Gina (Mar 28, 1999) "Out-of-office business easy here", Pacific Business News. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  8. "Announcing Exploratory Committee for possible 2020 run for POTUS", March 8, 2019
  9. "Ken Armstrong for President Kickoff Speech", May 19, 2019.
  10. "WEB EXTRA: “Homeless” presidential candidate campaigns in Bismarck". June 5, 2019. 

External links, official presidential campaign website

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