Sen. Warren Hamilton was first elected to the state Senate in 2020 to represent District 7, which includes communities in Haskell, Latimer, Le Flore, Sequoyah and Pittsburg counties. Hamilton is the first Senator in state history from McCurtain, Okla.
The Republican grew up on a ranch run by his parents, who were both school teachers. He joined the Army in 1989 when he reported to the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
He was elected by his teammates to be the captain of the Army Powerlifting Team, which won the Collegiate National Championship in 1993. Hamilton finished 3rd in the 242 pound class. He graduated in 1993 and reported to flight school at Fort Rucker, Al., earning his wings in 1994, and flew AH-1 Cobras at Fort Bliss and Fort Carson, as well as scout helicopters in Bosnia and Fort Polk, La. Hamilton served as a platoon leaders, company commander and liaison officer.
In 2001, he was selected by the Army to serve as the Army exchange pilot to the Marine Corps. Upon completion of the Instructor Pilot course at Fort Rucker, he reported for duty at Camp Pendleton. From 2001 to 2005, he flew AH-1W Cobras (twin engine) operationally with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, serving as an instructor and flight lead, and in a variety of leadership positions. His squadron deployed to Japan, Thailand, the Philippine Islands, and ultimately to Iraq.
Hamilton completed his service obligation in the spring of 2005 with the rank of major and returned home to the ranch he grew up on. In the summer of 2006, he returned to Iraq, this time as a defense contractor, flying helicopters in Iraq and Afghanistan until his last flight in the spring of 2012, whereupon he returned home to Oklahoma, to spend more time with his wife, Sherrie. Together they own and operate Rocky Point Ranch and have four children ranging in age from 26 to 4, plus two grandchildren.
Hamilton is a devoted Christian and patriotic American and is grateful for the opportunity to serve both his state and country.