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Panetta appointed to House Armed Services Committee

Congressman said he will work to main the military installations on the Central Coast

Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) announced in a press release that he has been appointed to the House Armed Services Committee.

“I am honored to be selected to serve on the House Armed Services Committee,” said Panetta.“The central coast of California is home to numerous military installations that teach foreign languages to our armed forces, research and develop cybersecurity and technology used on and off the battlefield, and educate and foster leadership skills of the men and women in uniform.  As an intelligence officer who served in Afghanistan, I experienced and understand how important those skills and qualities are to fulfilling the mission and bolstering our national security.  I look forward to working with my congressional colleagues on HASC to maintain the military installations on the Central Coast, promote their educational training and technological innovation, and protect their nearly 15,000 good paying jobs that impact the economy of our communities and the safety of our country.”

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said, “As a Naval reserve officer who volunteered for active duty and deployed to Afghanistan, Jimmy Panetta earned a Bronze Star for meritorious service in a combat zone. On the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Panetta will be a tireless champion for strengthening our national security and supporting the brave men and women who defend us. We look forward to having Congressman Panetta’s experience, ideas, and strong leadership on this vital committee.”

“I am pleased to welcome Congressman Jimmy Panetta as our newest member of the House Armed Services Committee,” said Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA). “He is an accomplished public servant and military veteran.  I look forward to his contributions and insights as we work to advance the national security of the United States.”

California’s 20th Congressional District is home to over a dozen military installations including some of the Department of Defense’s most innovative and unique assets:

  • Camp Roberts
  • Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
  • Defense Management Institute
  • Defense Manpower Data Center
  • Defense Personnel Security Research Center 
  • Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center
  • Naval Postgraduate School
  • Naval Research Laboratory Marine Meteorology Division
  • Naval Support Activity Monterey
  • U.S. Army Analytics Center
  • U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett
  • U.S. Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey
  • U.S. Coast Guard Station Monterey
  • 514th Signal Company (SATCOM)

BenitoLink Staff