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Tammy Duckworth
United States Senator
from Illinois
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Serving with Dick Durbin
Preceded by Mark Kirk
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois’s 8th district
In office
January 3, 2013 â€“ January 3, 2017
Preceded by Joe Walsh
Succeeded by Raja Krishnamoorthi
Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
In office
April 24, 2009 â€“ June 30, 2011
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Lisette Mondello
Succeeded by Michael Galloucis
Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs
In office
November 21, 2006 â€“ February 8, 2009
Governor Rod Blagojevich
Pat Quinn
Preceded by Roy Dolgos
Succeeded by Daniel Grant
Personal details
Born Ladda Tammy Duckworth
(1968-03-12) March 12, 1968 (age 48)
Bangkok, Thailand
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Bryan Bowlsbey
Children 1
Education University of Hawaii, Manoa (BA)
George Washington University (MA)
Northern Illinois University
Capella University (PhD)
Website Government website
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Illinois Army National Guard
Years of service 1992–2014
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Unit 106th Aviation Regiment, 28th Infantry Division
Battles/wars Iraq War (WIA)
Awards Purple Heart
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal
Army Commendation Medal with Oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with four Oak leaf clusters
Army Service Ribbon
Combat Action Badge
Senior Army Aviator Badge

My arm bones looked like chicken bones.
My therapist would be so happy to know I'm doing all this walking. They've done a great job of putting me back together, haven't they?
Tammy Duckworth
My experience in Iraq made me realize, and during the recovery, that I could have died. And I just had to do more with my life.
Tammy Duckworth
I spent a lot of time between bars like this.