Guy Vander Linden >> Biography (House District 79)
1610 Carbonado Road
Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577
Home: (641) 569.3373
Guy Vander Linden was born and raised in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He is a 1970 graduate of the University of Iowa and holds a Masters Degree from the University of Southern California.
After graduating from the U of I, he joined the United States Marine Corps, serving initially as an artillery officer. He transitioned to aviation in 1973 and served the next 27 years as a helicopter pilot. His flying duties included a tour as a Presidential Helicopter Command Pilot, flying Marine One for President Ronald Reagan. He also commanded a helicopter squadron in the first Gulf War and the Naval Aviation Depot, Cherry Point.
He is a graduate of the Marine Corps’ Amphibious Warfare School, Command and Staff College, and the National War College. Retiring from the Marine Corps with the rank of Brigadier General, Guy served as a private sector consultant to military aircraft manufacturers.
He is now enjoying retirement by serving as a volunteer for organizations in Oskaloosa like Habitat for Humanity, the Y’s Men’s Club, and Trees Forever. He is the proud father of two daughters and a son and is a new grandfather.