Representative Lang Sias is a husband, father and decorated combat veteran of both Gulf Wars. He and his wife Rene have three children, and have lived in Arvada for thirteen years.
Representative Sias has served in the U.S. military since 1986. After graduating first in his class at Aviation Officer Candidate School, he became a Navy FA-18 pilot and served multiple deployments to the Mideast, including combat missions during Operation Desert Storm. He was selected to attend the Navy Fighter Weapons School (Topgun), and later returned as an instructor. After twelve years in the Navy, he transitioned to the Air National Guard as an F-16 pilot and volunteered to serve as a ground based forward air controller during the Second Gulf War.
A former attorney representing entrepreneurs and small businesses, Representative Sias now works as a pilot for FedEx and serves as a lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard. He also serves on the board of directors of an Arvada public charter school.
Representative Sias holds a J.D. from the Michigan Law School, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and a B.A. from Vassar College, and has been a guest lecturer at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
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