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Wittman Named Honorary Marine

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Washington, July 29, 2015 | comments

WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) was named an Honorary Marine by General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, in a ceremony Monday in Washington. Wittman is the 96th recipient of the Honorary Marine title, which recognizes civilians who have made “extraordinary contributions to the Marine Corps.”

“Our nation would not be the greatest in the world were it not for the United States Marine Corps, and I am truly humbled to receive this honor,” Wittman said. “I will continue to do all that I can to support our Marines and their families.”

The citation from General Dunford reads:

“Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the Patriotism, Fidelity and Abilities of Representative Robert J. Wittman, I do Appoint him an Honorary Marine, United States Marine Corps, for his unyielding support and devotion to Corps and Country.”

Wittman has represented the First District of Virginia, which includes Marine Corps Base Quantico, since 2007. He serves as Chairman of the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee and as Co-Chairman of the Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus.

 (L-R): General Dunford, Congressman Wittman, and Sergeant Major Ronald L. Green, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps.

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