Northeast Florida Republican Congressman Michael George Glen Waltz (born January 31, 1974), is the new chair of the House Readiness Subcommittee on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC). The first Green Beret to serve in Congress, Rep. Waltz lives in St. Augustine Beach and represents parts of St. Johns County, Flagler, Volusia and Lake County. He is a combat-decorated retired Colonel and former Pentagon and White House policy adviser.
Congratulations, Mr. Chairman!
As of 1:41 PM this afternoon, Rep. Waltz's now-outdated website still says he is "Ranking Member" of the Readiness Subcommittee. The website states that "The Readiness Subcommittee is responsible for the single largest account within DOD’s budget. It oversees military readiness, training, logistics and maintenance issues and programs, military construction, installations and family housing issues, and the BRAC process. It also oversees civilian personnel, energy security, and environmental issues that affect DOD. The Readiness Subcommittee makes sure that our troops are properly trained and their equipment is properly maintained so they can succeed in their missions, and that they have the facilities and services they deserve when they return home."
As they say in the Army, "Hoo-ah!"
Army Times reports about the Green Berets: