Bill Text: MS HR116 | 2019 | Regular Session | Engrossed


Bill Title: Lieutenant Colonel Carl Holden; recognize and commend upon induction into the Jackson State Army ROTC Hall of Fame.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 33-4)

Status: (Passed) 2019-03-22 - Enrolled Bill Signed [HR116 Detail]

Download: Mississippi-2019-HR116-Engrossed.html

MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE

2019 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Representatives Cockerham, Young, Hines, Clarke, Rosebud, Dixon, Karriem, Sykes, Harness, Faulkner, Paden, Johnson (94th), Williams-Barnes, Anderson, Anthony, Bailey, Banks, Bell (65th), Blackmon, Burnett, Calhoun, Clark, Denton, Dortch, Gibbs (72nd), Gibbs (36th), Holloway, Hudson, Jackson, Mickens, Scott, Straughter, Taylor, Walker, Watson, Osborne, Crudup

House Resolution 116

(As Adopted by House)

A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING AND COMMENDING THE VALOR AND SELFLESSNESS OF RETIRED LIEUTENANT COLONEL CARL HOLDEN UPON HIS INDUCTION INTO THE JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY ARMY ROTC HALL OF FAME.

     WHEREAS, the Jackson State University Army ROTC Hall of Fame inductees are an esteemed group of remarkable individuals who have distinguished themselves over their lifetime by making an impact on society through their respective professions, community involvement, philanthropic endeavors and support for Jackson State University, and retired Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Carl Holden certainly fits that mold; and

     WHEREAS, 2019 inductee LTC Holden is a retired commissioned officer of the United States Army with more than 20 years of active military service, and he has served in a variety of command, leadership and managerial positions as an United States Army officer, including two combat tours during Operation Desert Storm as a part of the Liberation of Kuwait; and

     WHEREAS, he served as primary advisor on nuclear proliferation to various secretaries of the United States government and to the President of the United States; and during his career, LTC Holden spent the majority of his time at the unit level in positions of command; and

     WHEREAS, LTC Holden currently serves as the Treasurer of the Jackson State University Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Alumni Program fund, a role for which he is responsible for accountability and management of donations from former graduates and provides funds for special activities for the ROTC program such as receptions, ROTC Cadet dining in and Spring Gala, Top Male and Female Awards, scholarships, the JSU ROTC Picnic and numerous other activities; and

     WHEREAS, LTC Holden has served as the Chief Executive Officer of South Rankin County Farmers Association (SRCFA) since its inception, which is a nonprofit organization designed to help disadvantaged farmers in the operation and management of their farms and to assist them in applying for loans and grants which are designed to bring them into the 21st century; and

     WHEREAS, the SRCFA has well over 30 members in its cooperative and to date, SRCFA has purchased and paid for 25 acres of farmland, have over 20 head of cattle which are used to support its operations, and SRCFA is the only cooperative in the State of Mississippi that has three men and two women who have been selected as Small Farmer of the Year because of their outstanding management skills and knowledge; and    

     WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives to recognize and salute heroic, patriotic Mississippians, especially those such as retired Lieutenant Colonel Carl Holden, for his unparalleled dedication and incomparable service to the United States of America and the State of Mississippi:

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby recognize and commend the valor and selflessness of retired Lieutenant Colonel Carl Holden upon his induction into the Jackson State University Army ROTC Hall of Fame and extend sincere wishes for continued success in all of his future endeavors.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Lieutenant Colonel Carl Holden and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.

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