Trent Garner Story

A 6th generation Arkansan raised in Ouachita County, Trent Garner learned about service to others at a young age from his parents…


Trent Kid 1His mother was a kindergarten teacher at Harmony Grove Elementary and his dad served as a full-time soldier with the Arkansas National Guard. Trent witnessed the sacrifices teachers make for their students on a daily basis. He learned a sense of duty to his country by experiencing his dad’s deployment to Saudi Arabia.


While he was a junior at Harmony Grove High School, Trent joined the Arkansas National Guard as an infantryman. He had already completed his basic training when the tragic attacks on September 11th, 2001 occurred.  Motivated by a desire to serve and confront those who attacked his country, Trent joined a program to become a Green Beret after he graduated high school.

TrentArmy2After taking part in one of the toughest selection programs in the military, Trent was selected to begin training for Special Forces. He trained for over two years before he earned his green beret. He served two tours in Afghanistan with 3rd Special Forces Group, including one of the largest combat operations known as “Operation Medusa.” Trent’s military decorations include Bronze Star with V device, Combat Infantry Badge and Special Forces Tab.


After he received an honorable discharge at the rank of Staff Sergeant, Trent started college at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. He graduated magna cum laude with a major in Political Science and minor in Business. He attended University of Arkansas School of Law, where he graduated with a Juris Doctor and Master in Arts in Political Science.


TrentandKellyTrent serves the people of South Arkansas as a representative for Senator Tom Cotton.
Trent is a lifetime member of the NRA, a member of the Union County Republican Committee, a member of the Union County American Legion, and attends Cavalry Baptist Church in East Camden, Arkansas.

Trent and his wife Kelly live in El Dorado, Arkansas.