U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) will serve on the House Armed Services Committee for the 117th Congress.
This, according to a press release that Green’s staff posted on his website Monday.
“It is an honor to be selected to serve on the House Armed Services Committee. As a cadet on the Plain at West Point, I swore an oath to protect and defend our Nation, and I remain deeply committed to supporting my brothers and sisters in uniform as they carry out their mission to defend our families, our values, and our way of life,” Green said in the press release.
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL-03), who serves as Ranking Member of the committee, said the following in Green’s press release:
“Rep. Mark Green has honorably served our country through his military career as a decorated soldier and physician. After serving together on the Homeland Security Committee, I have seen Mark’s tireless commitment to America’s security interests firsthand, and I’m confident he will bring an invaluable perspective to HASC.”
Green is a decorated U.S. Army combat veteran and physician who served three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He flew as a Night Stalker on the mission to capture Saddam Hussein. Green interviewed Hussein for six hours on the night that U.S. forces captured him.
“Now more than ever, we must work together to address emerging challenges to America’s security and give our troops the resources they need to keep our country safe,” Green said.
“I look forward to working with Ranking Member Rogers and the Committee to ensure that America’s sons and daughters are the best prepared and the best equipped so that when they go to war, it’s never a fair fight.”
As The Tennessee Star reported in 2019, Green traveled to Normandy to observe the 75th anniversary of D-Day. While there, Green also mingled with some of the surviving men who participated in that historic event. He also took time to reflect upon why we must never forget that day.
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