SJR 145

Regular Session 2018
Reidy, Charles A., commended
Resolutions, Congratulatory
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SJR145 193107-2 By Senators McClendon, Albritton, Allen, Beasley, Blackwell, Brewbaker, Bussman, Chambliss, Coleman-Madison, Dial, Dunn, Figures, Glover, Hightower, Holley, Holtzclaw, Livingston, Marsh, Melson, Orr, Pittman, Reed, Sanders, Sanford, Scofield, Shelnutt, Singleton, Smith, Smitherman, Stutts, Waggoner, Ward, Whatley and Williams RFD: First Read: 27-MAR-18 SJR145 SJR145 ENROLLED, SJR145, COMMENDING MAJOR CHARLES A. REIDY FOR EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE TO THE CIVIL AIR PATROL. WHEREAS, we take great pride and pleasure in commending Major Charles A. Reidy for extraordinary service to the Civil Air Patrol; and WHEREAS, Major Charles A. Reidy embarked upon his distinguished service with the Civil Air Patrol in May 1955 as a cadet member of Squadron 401 in Pennsylvania Wing and obtained his Ranger Ground Team rating at the PA Hawk Mountain Training Facility in 1958; he engaged in 14 Search and Rescue missions, including one airliner, during his six years of membership in that squadron; and WHEREAS, Major Charles A. Reidy joined the United States Air Force in 1962 and completed requirements at the USAF aircraft mechanic school; he was initially assigned to the 43rd Organizational Maintenance Squadron (OMS) as a ground crew member on the B-58 Hustler as part of the Strategic Air Command (SAC); after completing a six-year tour with the Hustler, he continued to serve in both stateside and overseas assignments including five years spent serving as a KC-135 SJR145 Crew Chief, a flight controller, and a tanker alert supervisor; and WHEREAS, he cross trained to become a C-141 Flight Engineer in 1978 and retired from the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant after 22 and a half years of active duty; in retirement, he continued to serve as an Air Force Junior ROTC Instructor, a position he held until his second retirement in 2004 after 20 years of service; in 2011, he joined the Gadsden Composite Squadron (AL-075) of the Civil Air Patrol, where he held numerous positions including Aerospace Education Officer, Leadership Officer, and Deputy Commander for Cadets and subsequently rose to the position of Squadron Commander; in addition, he established and oversaw the Alabama Wing Color Guard Academy for three years; and WHEREAS, Major Charles A. Reidy currently serves as a mission aircrew member for the Pell City Squadron (AL-118) and is a qualified Mission Scanner and Observer; he has earned numerous awards and decorations from the United States Air Force and Civil Air Patrol including the USAF Meritorious Service Award, AF Commendations and Achievement Medals, CAP Commander's Commendation, two AFJROTC Instructor of the Year Awards, and many encampment assignments, among others; he and his wife, the former Iva Sue Daugherty of Oxford, Alabama, reside in Weaver, Alabama, and have one son, two daughters, and one granddaughter; and SJR145 WHEREAS, through the years, Major Charles A. Reidy has earned widespread respect for the commitment and capability he brought to every challenge while compiling an outstanding record of leadership; now therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That Major Charles A. Reidy is commended for extraordinary service to the Civil Air Patrol, and this resolution is offered in highest tribute and deepest appreciation on behalf of the citizens of the State of Alabama. SJR145 President and Presiding Officer of the Senate Speaker of the House of Representatives SJR145 Senate 27-MAR-18 I hereby certify that the within Senate Joint Resolution originated in and was adopted by the Senate. Patrick Harris, Secretary. House of Representatives Adopted: 28-MAR-18 By: Senator McClendon

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Action Date Chamber Action
March 28, 2018SAssigned Act No. 2018-536.
March 28, 2018HSignature Requested
March 28, 2018SEnrolled
March 28, 2018SPassed Second House
March 28, 2018HJones motion to Concur In and Adopt adopted Voice Vote
March 28, 2018HReported from Rules
March 27, 2018HReceived in House of Representatives and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Rules
March 27, 2018SMcClendon motion to Adopt adopted Voice Vote
March 27, 2018SIntroduced