Honoring Colonel Joseph F. Lampert on the Occasion of His Retirement from the United States Armyby Representative Susan W. Brooks
Posted on 2014-01-14
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Mrs. BROOKS of Indiana. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize a
fellow Hoosier, Colonel Joseph F. Lampert, on the occasion of his
retirement from the United States Army after 36 years of faithful and
dedicated service to his country while also working tirelessly as an
educator and leader in his community.
Colonel Lampert, the grandson of hard working immigrant grandparents, was born and raised in Indianapolis and is a graduate of Cardinal Ritter High School. Upon graduation, Colonel Lampert continued his education at Indiana University.
Colonel Lampert put his education on hold to enter military service by enlisting in the United States Army and serving as a Pershing Missile Crewman in Germany. Upon completion of his initial enlistment, Colonel Lampert returned to Indiana University and completed a bachelor's and master's degree in education and began his education career as a teacher and later as an administrator with the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township, in Indianapolis.
In 1984, Colonel Lampert again answered the call of duty for military service by enlisting in the United States Army Reserve. After serving for a year, Colonel Lampert received a direct commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Adjutant General Corps.
During his tenure with the United States Army Reserve, Colonel Lampert served in a number of command, administrative, and operational staff positions with the 123rd Army Reserve Command in Indianapolis; 70th Training Division in Muncie, Indiana; 21st Theater Support Command in Indianapolis and Kaiserslautern, Germany; Eighth United States Army, Indianapolis and Yongsan, South Korea; 377th Theater Support Command, New Orleans; 100th Training Division, Fort Wayne, Indiana and Owensboro, Kentucky; and 78th Training Command, Fort Dix, New Jersey. Colonel Lampert is concluding his exemplarily military career serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff-G1 with the Military Intelligence Readiness Command at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
While serving as an educational administrator, Colonel Lampert was mobilized on three different occasions to Fort Benning in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm, to Germany and the Balkans in support of Operation Joint Endeavor/Forge, and to Germany and Turkey in support of the Global War on Terrorism. In each instance, Colonel Lampert served with distinction.
Colonel Lampert's exemplary military service earned him numerous awards and decorations including the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal with silver oak leaf cluster, and the Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters. Throughout his illustrious career, Colonel Lampert has worked diligently to implement improved operational training processes and procedures to improve unit readiness and enhance success on the battlefield.
[[Page E63]] On behalf of the people of the great Hoosier State and a grateful nation, I commend Colonel Joseph F. Lampert for his many years of dedicated service to our country. He has demonstrated exceptional meritorious service during both his educational and United States Army career. I wish the very best to Colonel Lampert, his wife, Jaye, and their two adult children, Joseph E. and Jacqueline.