My Story

“All government policy priorities must be aimed at making and keeping America strong. Our Nation lives up to its values of faith, family, and freedom by putting America and the American people first.”

Commander Demetries Grimes, United States Navy, Ret.

Commander Demetries Grimes is a lifelong Central Floridian, second generation navy veteran, combat decorated former US naval officer, aviator, Afghanistan war veteran, military prosecutor and judge, diplomat in Israel and Greece, executive, and published writer on national security and foreign affairs. He has completed seven deployments, more than one hundred combat missions flown from aircraft carriers, including two deployments to Afghanistan. Grimes has served as a military prosecutor and head judge in enemy combatant trials of Al Qaeda, Taliban, Haqqani Network, and other captured terrorists. He is a Secretary of Defense Executive Fellow, a former White House military Aide, and served in strategy and leadership roles at the Pentagon and NATO headquarters.

Commander Grimes, through his service in multiple combat and conflict zones around the world, has seen first-hand the best and worst of humanity, the success of strong American leadership, and the consequences of weak American leadership. He believes America’s economic, military, and leadership strength as a steadfast force for peace and freedom serves in the best interest of America and the world. US energy independence secures America’s economy and brings global economic stability. Commander Grimes understands the threats America faces from adversaries abroad and from within. He believes every decision in Congress must be guided by the question: “Is this Constitutional?” He will fight for the right to bear arms, protect life, religious freedom, election integrity, privacy, freedom of speech, and civil liberties. Grimes will challenge all forms of government overreach and ensure laws are fair, blind to prejudice, and fairly enforced. Grimes is ready to represent and serve the people of Florida and our great Nation again.

Grimes has an MBA from The London Business School and BA in International Relations from Boston University. He has completed postgraduate studies in Strategy and National Security Decision Making at the US Naval War College, and Crisis Response Operations at the NATO School.

Grimes’ awards include three Defense Meritorious Service Medals, five Strike Flight Air Medals, five Navy Commendation Medals including Combat “V” for Valor, Israeli Defense Forces Medal, two State Department Meritorious Honor Awards and various campaign awards.

Grimes is running for the new Congressional seat to be established in Central Florida. Long time Central Florida GOP activist, JC Martin, has joined as his Campaign Manager.

Commander Grimes Is honored to have your support.

Thank you for helping make a difference for Florida and America!