WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Ranking Member on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, expressed his congratulations to the Georgia Army National Guard for being selected as the overall winner in the National Guard Special Category of the 2013 Army Communities of Excellence awards competition.
“This well-deserved award speaks to the hard work and exceptional performance of Georgia’s National Guard members,” said Congressman Bishop. “Under the leadership of Adjutant General Jim Butterworth, these outstanding men and women do not only serve in the National Guard, they serve our state and our nation with the highest standards of commitment and excellence. We are all so proud!”
According to the U.S. Army chief of staff, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the award recognizes the best military readiness, which is vital to our national defense. All 54 Army National Guard organizations in the fifty states, three territories, and the District of Columbia participated in the annual competition.