Bruce Land : The Van Drew Team for Change : Jeff Van Drew, Bob Andrzejczak and Bruce Land

Robert “Bruce” Land

Bruce is a decorated combat war veteran that continued serving once he returned from protecting our country by joining law enforcement and being an active member of the community.

Bruce Land was elected to the State Assembly on November 3, 2015.

Former U.S. Army Sergeant Robert “Bruce” Land is an American hero who has played a leading role in his community for decades. He lives in Vineland with his wife, Bonnie.

As a soldier in Vietnam, Bruce was the recipient of two Bronze Stars, one with Valor, and the Soldier’s Medal for bravery while his platoon came under attack on March 14, 1971. While in a defensive position in Quang Tri Province, his platoon came under intense rocket, mortar and heavy automatic weapons fire. Sgt. Land repeatedly subjected himself to hostile fire to effectively strengthen his platoon’s position. During the encounter, a hostile round ignited a case of high explosives that he was able to quickly extinguish, saving the lives of his men.

At his home in Vineland, Bruce has given back to the community through volunteer work.  He has coached at various levels of youth sports, including Vineland Little League, Vineland Basketball, Vineland Soccer, and CYO Basketball. He is a mentor with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Cumberland and Salem County, an officer at the Vineland North Italy Club, a member of the Millville Thunderbolt Club, a former member of the Vineland YMCA Men’s Club, and a member of the NJ Superior Officers Association.

Bruce is a retired captain from the New Jersey Department of Corrections. Bruce and his wife Bonnie have 2 sons and 3 grandchildren.