Green Beret I will work with like minded patriots to assure that all US Military uniforms are made in the USA; dignity demands no less Eric LaMont Gregory
Serving one’s country does not require one to wear a uniform, and many Americans out of uniform serve this country in countless ways each and every day, as we expect all citizens to honor the Pledge of Allegiance.
We nonetheless, give special honor and our prayers are with those who choose to dedicate themselves to the protection of this country, and wear the uniform as a symbol of a readiness to pay the ultimate price of freedom and republican liberty.
The training to become a member of the Special Forces is daunting to say the least, and it is said that only five out of a hundred entrants graduate after the 55 to 95 week initial Special Forces Qualification Course, known within the service as the Q Course.
The training of a United States Army Special Forces soldier never ends and these soldiers continue to train on a regular basis over the entire course of their service.
It is a recognition of great accomplishment when a soldier is presented with the Green Beret and wears it for the first time. It is the culmination of years of very hard work and a willingness to serve this country with pride in all that America stands for.
A recent recipient of that great honor told me that his heart fell to the floor when he looked at the tag inside his Green Beret and it read ‘made in China’.
While our legislators argue the merits of continuing resolutions to operate the federal government, they should also give consideration to honoring the men and women who secure the chambers in which they work, by making the uniforms in which some will pay the last full measure of devotion, in the country for which they give their service, and not infrequently their lives.
Dignity demands no less.
As your United States Senator, I will work with like minded patriots to assure that all American Military uniforms are made in the USA.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Ohio National Gaurd is Governor John Kasich. The Commander-in-Chief of All US Military Forces is at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Our US Senators and Congressmen are in Washington DC, our state Senate and House of Representatives is in Columbus.
Write them and let them know that dignity demands that all US Military Uniforms must be made in America.
Eric LaMont Gregory
Republican Diane Black of Tennessee Fights for pay for military families in event of government shutdown
Eric LaMont Gregory
The US Representative Diane Black from Tennessee's 6th District, urged her colleagues to ensure members of the armed forces receive pay in the event of a Democrat-forced government shutdown.
"As the daughter, wife and mother of veterans, I will always stand up and support our men and women in uniform and the case of ensuring military pay in the event of a government shutdown is no exception," Diane Black said from the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
"There are too many families worried about whether their loved ones will come home safely from Iraq and Afghanistan — they don't need to worry about where the next paycheck is coming from too."
The Department of Defense has issued a Guidance Memorandum indicating that 'military personnel will serve without pay' in the event the Senate fails to adopt a spending bill for the rest of the year.
Representative Black and over 80 other Republican Members of the House signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, urging the Senate to pass a bill ensuring our troops and their families are compensated for their service for the rest of the year.
Diane Black is a cosponsor of H.R 1297, the Ensuring Pay for Our Military Act of 2011, a stand-alone bill to guarantee our military is paid and paid on time.
Diane Black said that "Our nation's military families already sacrifice so much for this country, they should not have to go without during a government shutdown.