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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES             H.C.R. NO.            H.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                S.D. 1
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                     HOUSE CONCURRENT
                        RESOLUTION
URGING THE UNITED STATES SENATE TO CONFIRM THE NOMINATION OF
   GENERAL ERIC SHINSEKI AS THE 34TH CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE
   UNITED STATES ARMY. 


 1      WHEREAS, on April 21, 1999, General Shinseki was nominated
 2 by President Clinton to become Chief of Staff of the United
 3 States Army; and
 4 
 5      WHEREAS, General Eric Shinseki was born in Lihue, Hawaii,
 6 graduated from Kauai High School in 1961, and is a graduate of
 7 the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Duke University; and
 8 
 9      WHEREAS, General Shinseki currently serves as the Vice-Chief
10 of Staff of the United States Army and is also the first Asian-
11 American four-star general having received his fourth star in
12 August of 1997 when he became commanding general of all U.S. Army
13 forces in Europe and was head of the stabilization force in
14 Bosnia-Herzegovina; and
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16      WHEREAS, General Shinseki's awards and decorations include
17 the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star,
18 Purple Heart, and Meritorious Service Medal; now, therefore,
19 
20      BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the
21 Twentieth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of
22 1999, the Senate concurring, that the United States Senate is
23 urged to confirm the nomination of General Eric Shinseki as Chief
24 of Staff of the United States Army; and
25 
26      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this
27 Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the President of the
28 United States Senate, to Senator Daniel K. Inouye, and to Senator
29 Daniel K. Akaka.