Adam Schwarze stated Friday, April 1, that he has received orders to return to his Navy Seal unit in Hawaii, to report no later than Monday, April 4. No further information is available as to the reason for these action on the part of the Navy. The orders did not indicate for how long he would be required to be with his unit or when he would be returning to Minnesota.
Schwarze had planned a formal retirement ceremony and campaign launch party on Friday, April 8. With the uncertainty surrounding the duration of his trip to Hawaii, he has postponed the ceremony and party. The new date is unknown at this time. Similarly, he has stated that it is unlikely he will be able to participate in the Congressional Candidate Forum to be held by the 3rd Congressional District on April 11.
Adam Schwarze remains personally committed to his plans to attend the 3rd Congressional District convention on April 23 and to seek the Republican endorsement as a candidate for Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional seat at that convention. However, he continues to honor his commitment to serve in the US Navy as long as he is required. He will release information about his return to Minnesota and his official retirement from the Navy as soon as he knows and is cleared by the Navy to do so.