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  • Recognizing Mr. Gabriel Camarillo

    by Representative Beto O'Rourke

    Posted on 2016-01-12

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    O'ROURKE of texas in the house of representatives Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Mr. O'ROURKE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and congratulate Mr. Gabriel ``Gabe'' Camarillo, as he transitions to a new role as the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. In his new role, Mr. Camarillo will be responsible for a four-division department that develops policy and provides oversight of manpower, military and civilian personnel, Reserve component affairs, and readiness support for the Department of the Air Force.

    Mr. Camarillo has served in the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology) since 2010, as a Special Assistant to the Honorable Heidi Shyu, and later as her Principal Deputy. In this role, he has been responsible for assisting the Assistant Secretary in overseeing the Army's 5,000-person acquisition workforce, managing over 600 Army programs, and overseeing contracts in excess of $125 billion.

    In addition to working for Assistant Secretary Shyu, Mr. Camarillo is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute where his classes focus on political participation.

    Mr. Camarillo is a proud native of El Paso, Texas' Vista Hills neighborhood on El Paso's East side. He attended J.M. Hanks High School, where he was a debate champion.

    As Mr. Camarillo transitions to his new role with the Department of the Air Force, I know that he will provide our nation's Airmen with the same quality support that he has provided to our Soldiers for the last six years. I am thankful for the service of this effective and capable leader and wish him the best of luck during his upcoming transition and in all future endeavors.


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