CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON PROMOTION TO COLONEL, U.S. AIR FORCE RESERVES

December 9, 2015
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding his promotion to Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserves.  The Air Force selected 163 of 1,538 officers considered for Colonel for a selection rate of 10.6%.  Ted joined the United States Air Force on active duty in 1995.  He served in both Operation DESERT STRIKE and Operation PACIFIC HAVEN.  After serving on active duty for four years, Ted wanted to continue to serve his country and joined the reserves.  He has received numerous medals for his military service, including the Air Force Humanitarian Service Medal and multiple Meritorious Service Medals.

“I joined the Air Force on active duty and decided to continue to serve in the Reserves to give back to America – an exceptional country of boundless opportunity that has given so much to my family.  I am deeply humbled and honored to be selected for promotion to the rank of Colonel.  I look forward to continuing to serve our nation as a reservist and as a Member of the House of Representatives.  In both these solemn duties, I pledge to always honor the Air Force’s core values:  integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.”

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