Friday, October 30, 2009

Senator Webb has just been selected to chair the Personnel Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Armed Services for the 111th Congress.

Dear Friend,

We wanted to share with you some significant news regarding Jim Webb's continuing service in the United States Senate.

Senator Webb has just been selected to chair the Personnel Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Armed Services for the 111th Congress. The Personnel Subcommittee has jurisdiction over all manpower issues in our armed forces, as well as programs affecting the health care, retirement benefits and housing of our nation's military families.

Senator Webb is ideally suited for this important new post. As someone who grew up in the military, and whose son and son-in-law still serve today; a much-decorated Marine platoon and company commander in Vietnam; the inaugural Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs; and the first Naval Academy graduate in history to serve in the military and then become Secretary of the Navy, Senator Webb understands as few others do the rigors and challenges of military life and the inner workings of the Pentagon.

He will use his extensive experience and expertise in military and defense matters to strengthen congressional oversight over a wide range of issues relating to the welfare, professional development, and quality of life of service-members and their families.

Senator Webb now chairs subcommittees on two of the most active committees in the Senate. He was selected in January to chair the vitally important Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia and Pacific Affairs. His service as Chairman of the Personnel Subcommittee will build on his strong advocacy for active duty troops and veterans.

Since joining the Senate, he has drafted, introduced, and passed a modern, comprehensive post-9/11 GI Bill, the most significant improvement in veterans education since World War II; spearheaded the effort to increase "dwell time" between combat deployments for active duty and reserve service-members; obtained an independent investigation to examine the effectiveness and reliability of body armor; and authored legislation that led to the establishment of the Commission on Wartime Contracting to root out waste, fraud, and abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan wartime-support contracts.

Thank you for your continued support.

Webb for Senate


I think this is a great job for Senator Webb sometimes they actually do find the right piece to fit into the puzzle right, and this is one of those cases, who better to comprehend the manpower needs of the military and the difference between what is needed and what would be nice to have......sometimes we just can't afford the nice to have and sometimes it does have to be paid for like new housing units for the families, new barracks for the troops, new troops for the Marine Corp or the Army, increasing the size of the force, etc. Congratulations Senator Webb I am sure the military will appreciate having someone that can comprehend and understand the needs.

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