2008 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Burton, Browning, Kirby
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE MILITARY CAREER OF COMMANDER RANDY C. REEVES (USN) UPON HIS RETIREMENT FROM SERVICE AFTER 27 YEARS, INCLUDING COMBAT DUTY IN OPERATION DESERT STORM.
WHEREAS, Commander Randy C. Reeves (USN) is retiring from the United States Navy after 27 years of honorable and gallant service; and
WHEREAS, he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1980 in Meridian, Mississippi, and served as an enlisted man for 8 years. He was later commissioned in the United States Navy following his graduation from college. He served during Operation Desert Shield and in combat during Operation Desert Storm. He has been deployed around the world during operations that included Operation Support Democracy off the coast of Haiti and operations during the Kosovo Crisis. Most recently, he served for a year in the Middle East as a part of the Global War on Terrorism; and
WHEREAS, Commander Reeves has spent most of his career at sea in operations underway, but he was also the first Commanding Officer of the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Naval Reserve Center at the Naval Air Station in Meridian, Mississippi, where he decommissioned the Naval Reserve Center, Jackson, Mississippi, and moved operations to Meridian; and
WHEREAS, he is a citizen of Senate District 31 and a native of Newton County, and his civic and charitable services are a matter of record; and
WHEREAS, it is with great pride and humility that we recognize the outstanding career of this officer whose service has brought honor to the proud traditions of the United States Navy, his community and the State of Mississippi:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend the outstanding military career of Commander Randy C. Reeves (USN) upon his retirement from service after 27 years, including combat duty in Operation Desert Storm, and extend to him and his family our best wishes in his future endeavors as he returns to private life after honorably serving his country.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to Commander Reeves and his wife, Aida Reeves, be forwarded to the United States Naval Air Station in Meridian, and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.