In Honor of Specialist Joshua Fernandezby Representative Sam Farr
Posted on 2015-01-27
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Mr. FARR. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to draw the attention of the
House of Representatives to the remarkable performance of one of my
constituents, Specialist Joshua Fernandez, proudly serving in the
California National Guard. A native of Soledad, California, Specialist
Fernandez was selected as the 2015 California National Guard Soldier of
the Year. This title is only bestowed to those soldiers who emerge
victorious from the Guard's Best Warrior Competition; a grueling, four-
day contest that includes a 6-mile road march, a chemical, biological,
radiological and nuclear knowledge report, and a series of physical
fitness and rifle and pistol competitions.
SPC Joshua Fernandez serves as a Team Leader with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment. He served three years active duty service at Fort Stewart, Georgia with the 3rd Infantry Division prior to enlisting in the California Army National Guard. He has served in one combat deployment during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan attached to a Special Operations Task Force.
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to salute Specialist Joshua Fernandez for his steadfast commitment to service to our great Nation on behalf of the House of Representatives. He is a shining example of the dedication and sacrifices made by the men and women who serve in United States Armed Forces.