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  • Farewell, Jacob Barton

    by Representative Joe Wilson

    Posted on 2015-12-09

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    WILSON of South Carolina asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, today I am grateful to express my appreciation for Major Jacob Barton. He has been serving in the office of South Carolina's Second Congressional District on loan from the Army for the past year as a defense fellow.

    Major Barton enlisted in the United States Army in 1996 and quickly distinguished himself, being commissioned as an intelligence officer in 2005. He served as a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment from 2006 to 2013, with 3 years' service in Iraq. He is also an esteemed scholar, earning two bachelor's degrees, a master of arts in national security, a master of professional studies in legislative affairs, and a doctor of philosophy in public policy administration. Jacob's extensive experience has been successful for the American people.

    Beginning in January, Mr. Speaker, Major Barton will serve as a legislative liaison within the program's division of the Office of Chief Legislative Liaison, specifically working on the intelligence portfolio. I wish him and his wife, Darlene, and their four children, Douglas, Nya, Alyssa, and Jene, all the best in the future. Godspeed.

    In conclusion, God bless our troops, and may the President by his actions never forget September the 11th in the global war on terrorism.


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