A Military Veteran and Small Business Owner Ready to Lead Indiana Forward
A South Bend Native
Born and raised in South Bend, Brendan graduated from John Adams High School. From Adams, he went on to the United States Military Academy at West Point to train and prepare for a career of service to our nation as an officer in the United States Army. At West Point, Brendan played 4 years on the Army Football team.
Leadership in Combat
Brendan’s overseas deployments and officer assignments included serving as a Combat Engineer in South Korea, commanding a platoon of 40 soldiers near the DMZ. He later served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, near Mosul Iraq, mentoring, advising and training Iraqi Security Forces.
Brendan and nine other U.S. soldiers lived and imbedded inside an Iraqi Infantry Battalion of 1,000 Iraqi soldiers, logging over 3,000 miles of missions, convoys, patrols and raids. Stateside, Brendan was 2nd in Command of an elite Urban Search and Rescue Company of
150 soldiers for President George Bush. By the end of his honorable military career, Mullen had earned numerous awards, badges and decorations.
Proven Job Creator
After serving his country, Brendan helped start and run a small business that grew under his leadership from one employee to over 110. Brendan would later open his own Strategic Planning, Strategic Communication and Information Technology consulting firm that is currently employing Hoosiers and supporting Indiana Guard and Reserve soldiers returning home after their deployments.
As a West Point graduate and U.S. Army veteran, Brendan understands the leadership that will keep our country secure and our families safe. As a successful small business owner and entrepreneur, Brendan has the business experience to create new jobs, revitalize Indiana’s economy and help secure the needs of our working class, seniors and youth. As a husband and proud new father, Brendan has the Hoosier values and family values of the people of Indiana’s 2nd District.