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THE SENATE                           S.R. NO.              S.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                    SENATE  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 Senate of the Twentieth Legislature of
21 the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1999, that the United
22 States Senate is urged to confirm the nomination of General Eric
23 Shinseki as Chief of Staff of the United States Army; and
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25      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this
26 Resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States
27 Senate, to Senator Daniel K. Inouye, and to Senator Daniel K.
28 Akaka.