About Conrad

"When I volunteered to go into Combat theaters, I was not thinking I am doing this for the Republican party or for the Democrat party. I was there for my country, my brothers and sisters in arms, my family and my friends."
~ Conrad Kress

I’m not a Politician

 I’m running for Congress as a 30-yr resident of Hawaii. I’m concerned with the direction of both our State and our Country. In my view, our elected leadership does not represent Hawaii’s interest in Washington D.C. I believe it is time for average citizens to step up, and that is what I am doing.

 You will see throughout this website that I am not a polished politician. I am a father, Grandfather, Son, and a Brother that shares the same concerns we all have.

Please take a few minutes to review my life experience. I think you will find that my experience gives me a unique perspective, along with solutions, on the issues we are facing in our State and Country today. 

Conrad Kress, CDR USN Ret.

  • Enlisted in the US Navy in 1977, and completed Hospital Corpsman “A” school.  
  • Completed Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training with Class 98 in August of 1978.  
  • By  1981 he completed  multiple operational tours  with Underwater Demolition Team 11.
  • Entered the active  Naval Reserve and served with SEAL TEAM 1/3/5, while completing his studies  at San Diego State University. 
  • Served at Naval Special Warfare Center, and was selected to Navy In-Service Physician Assistant Program.   
  • He was commissioned as an Ensign, Medical Service Corps in September 1991.
  • After commissioning and assignment to NH Marianna Islands, he deployed in support of Naval Special Warfare Unit 1.  
  • Follow-on tours included Department Head of USS Williamette (AO-180).   
  • He supported Casualty Receiving and Evacuation element of EMF 5, 1st MEF for OIF invasion in 2003.  
  • From 2003-2005, he was medical provider for the Presidential Emergency Operations Center while assigned to the White House Medical Unit.  
  • He provided care for the Peleliu Pacific Partnership Humanitarian Service Mission in 2007, and Forward Command Surgeon for the Combined Forces Special Operations Central Command in 2008, and Medical LNO to USEMB Islamabad. 
  • He served as Medical Department Head for SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE, and Naval Special Warfare Group 3, Logistics Support Unit 3.  
  • Served as the Command Surgeon for Special Operations Command Pacific.


  • Commander Kress holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University
  • Bachelor of Science Degree from George Washington University
  • Masters Degree from the University of Nebraska. 
  • Received his Joint Professional Military Education from the Air Staff and Command College
  • Fellow of the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies.  


  • Legion of Merit
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal (2 awards) 
  • Navy Commendation Medal (4 award) 
  • Navy Achievement Medal (2 awards)
  • Army Achievement medal and various unit, campaign and service awards

Founding Director of "Beyond The Teams"

Beyond the Teams is a group of former Navy SEALs and like-minded individuals, who’ve teamed up to undertake a new kind of mission. We are challenging ourselves and others to focus outward; looking for opportunities to unite, heal and give back to our communities. We are dedicated to our veterans, their families, and to our greater national well-being.

Board of Directors | VIP NeuroRehabilitation Center

VIP NeuroRehabilitation Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, run by and for the patients!

They bring top quality outpatient NeuroRehabilitation care to disabled military, veterans, children, and to ALL who are in need.  Located in San Diego, California, treating adult and pediatric patients, from ages 4 years old and up. VIP’s focus is on those who have difficulty moving secondary to Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Brain Injury, ALS, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injury, and multiple traumas.

Medical Aid in Uganda

Setting up Medical Clinics in impoverished locations.
First mission trip to Uganda took place in 2005, from there over a dozen additional trips have taken place. 

Conrad Met Pastor Chris Nkussi in Uganda. Pastor Nkussi’s Vision for the  clinic in a predominantly Muslim slum was caring for local population medically.

This effort was stifled during the COVID lockdowns and things shifted to feeding programs.

When restrictions were loosened, an additional outreach was provided.  That is promoting and teaching trade skills such as sewing and tailoring to women as a vocation. These skills would provide revenue to provide for their families.

We are now entering our 17th year of partnership.

You will see throughout this website that I am not a polished politician. I am a citizen just like you.  I am a Father, a Grandfather, a Son, a Brother that share the same concerns we all have. 

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