Tribute to Brigadier General Robert T. Herbertby Senator Harry Reid
Posted on 2015-12-14
REID. Madam President, on a note that I feel important to make
for my staff and me, it is important to recognize the accomplishments
of everyone here in Washington, here on Capitol Hill, here in the
Senate; it is important to recognize the accomplishments of our staff.
We have such remarkably dedicated people. I am so proud of my staff.
They have worked this past week tirelessly.
I want to talk today, though, about just one of those who has worked for me. His name is BG Robert T. Herbert. He came to me as a congressional fellow two decades ago, and he never left. He was so good. This month marks the 40th year of General Herbert's service in the United States Armed Forces. In 1975, he joined the Army and embarked on a remarkable military career. He grew up in a military family and always dreamed of becoming a military aviator. He made that dream a reality, logging over 7,000 flight hours in all different kinds of aircraft--fixed-wing and rotary--spending time in virtually every aircraft within the United States Army inventory.
As with all pilots, as they get a little older and have different assignments, they just can't stand the fact that they can't fly as they used to. So he no longer spends his days in the cockpit when he does his duties at the National Guard. He is Special Assistant to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau for National Security Policy here in Washington. He previously worked as Nevada's assistant adjunct general.
I am grateful for Bob's service to our Nation. A 40-year military career is an incredible achievement. But I am also thankful for his work here in the Senate. He has been a tireless worker for the people of Nevada and for the country.
Congratulations to BG Robert T. Herbert on this important milestone, and I look forward to his many other accomplishments as Bob's illustrious career continues.
Would the Presiding Officer announce to the Senate what we are going to be doing the rest of the day.