A HOUSE RESOLUTION

TO CONGRATULATE COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR TIMOTHY PATRICK "PAT" MOSES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT, TO SALUTE HIM FOR OVER THIRTY-ONE YEARS OF EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE, AND TO EXTEND BEST WISHES FOR CONTINUED SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT IN THE YEARS TO COME.

Whereas, the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, on behalf of all South Carolinians, acknowledge with deep appreciation the great sacrifice that the men and women of our armed forces make for the ideals of freedom and justice, which are so richly enjoyed in these United States of America; and

Whereas, Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Timothy Patrick "Pat" Moses stands high among those servicemen and women so honored by their respective states and nation; and

Whereas, over the course of his career, CSM Moses has served with a distinction that has earned him the respect of all who have had the privilege of working with him; and

Whereas, CSM Moses enlisted in the South Carolina National Guard on January 31, 1992, and during his tenure he earned every enlisted rank from private to command sergeant major. On January 25, 2005, CSM Moses entered the Active National Guard Service as the training NCO for the Fountain Inn Armory. With his official retirement date set for May 1, 2023, although his last day in uniform will be October 20, 2022, CSM Moses is culminating his storied career as the command sergeant major for the 4th Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment Headquarters, Union, South Carolina; and

Whereas, during his military service, CSM Moses has deployed to countless Defense Support of Civil Authorities events. In addition, he deployed overseas on five tours to support the nation; and

Whereas, further, CSM Moses compiled an admirable public safety resume. From 1995 to 1997, he served as a uniformed deputy patrol for the Laurens County Sheriff's Office. In 1997, he was promoted to sergeant and served from 1997 to 1998 as a uniformed patrol. On June 6, 1998, CSM Moses transferred from the Laurens County Sheriff's Office to the Greenville County Sheriff's Office as a uniformed deputy. On January 5, 2003, he transferred to the Vice and Narcotics Division, where he completed his public service time in Greenville County; and

Whereas, grateful for the legacy of consistent commitment and excellence CSM Moses has bestowed on this great State and nation, the House takes much pleasure in wishing him well as he enters retirement from his military service and trusts he will find much enjoyment in the more leisurely pace of the days ahead. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, congratulate Command Sergeant Major Timothy Patrick "Pat" Moses of the South Carolina National Guard upon the occasion of his retirement, salute him for over thirty-one years of exceptionally meritorious service, and extend best wishes for continued success and fulfillment in the years to come.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Command Sergeant Major Timothy Patrick "Pat" Moses.