Cameron Hamilton is a husband, father of three, Navy SEAL combat veteran, and former division director at Homeland Security.
From an early age, Cameron’s family instilled in him the values of a strong work ethic, being a man of your word, and a deep love for the United States and her people. Both his grandfathers served in World War II as Navy SeaBees in the Pacific, while his father served in the Air Force during Vietnam. Cameron’s admiration for their service formed the way he perceives the world, modeled in his faith and principled conservative values. In 2005, driven by a call to serve, Cameron chose to enter the Armed Forces, becoming a fourth-generation service member by enlisting in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman during the Global War on Terror.
While in uniform, Cameron successfully graduated from the Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL (BUD/S) Training, serving at SEAL Team Eight for 4 overseas deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. As a trusted and combat tested Operator, Cameron served as a Squad Leader, Medical Instructor and Liaison responsible for teaching and mentoring U.S. and NATO Combat Medics.
Following his honorable discharge from the Armed Forces after 10 years, Cameron continued his call to serve at the U.S. Department of State directly supporting crisis response teams and the Bureau of Counterterrorism. Cameron’s resolve in aiding and supporting the Diplomatic Mission of the United States was further demonstrated by his responsibility for the wellbeing and protection of many congressional delegations and Ambassadors at various United States Embassies and Diplomatic Missions.
Due to Cameron’s extensive experience and distinction as a Civil Servant and Veteran he was recruited to the Department of Homeland Security to work for the DHS Chief Medical Officer as the Director of the Emergency Medical Services Division. There he was responsible for oversight of nearly 4,000 EMTs, First Responders and Operational Medical Programs protecting the Homeland.
Throughout Cameron’s service in Military, Diplomatic and National Security affairs, he has traveled to more than 35 countries and served under 4 different Presidential administrations. Cameron holds a bachelor’s degree in health science from Campbell University.
He is a devoted family man and met his wife Karen while serving in the Armed Forces. They were married in 2008 and have three young children together. Desiring to continually give back, Cameron has remained active in his local community of Orange, Virginia, as a coach and mentor. The values and discipline instilled in him by his family at a young age has led him to a life of duty and dedication to public service. Cameron is seeking to continue his service on behalf of the citizens of Virginia’s Seventh Congressional District of the U.S. House of Representatives.