[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1800]
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                      HON. SANFORD D. BISHOP, JR.

                               of georgia

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, December 11, 2014

  Mr. BISHOP of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize an 
outstanding citizen, leader, pastor and inspiration to the Columbus, 
Georgia community, Colonel (Ret) Roy George Plummer. Colonel Plummer 
will be retiring as JROTC Director of Army Instruction of the Muscogee 
County School District in Columbus, Georgia. A retirement dinner in 
celebration of Colonel Plummer will be held on Thursday, December 11, 
2014 at the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning in Columbus, 
  A native of Jamaica, Colonel Plummer enlisted in the U.S. Army and 
served in several military assignments in the United States and 
Germany. He completed his Active Duty Army career as Chief of Chaplains 
at Fort Benning. He currently serves as the Chaplain for Rotary 
International District 6900, The State of Georgia.
  As JROTC Director, he was responsible for eight high school JROTC 
programs and four other county JROTC programs. Since 1998, he has 
worked to create a successful district-level JROTC program which has 
grown from 400 cadets to an outstanding current operating enrollment of 
1200 cadets. Under Colonel Plummer's leadership, the Muscogee County 
School District JROTC has earned GHSA State Rifle Championships, state-
level awards in drill team and raider competitions, and honorable 
recognition in the annual JROTC Academic Bowl.
  Always pressing towards the mark for the prize of the high calling of 
God in Christ Jesus, to better improve the craft of Christian ministry 
and discipleship, Colonel Plummer has been the Senior Pastor and CEO of 
Faith Tabernacle Community Church, Inc. in Columbus, Georgia since he 
founded the church in 1994.
  A shining light in the Columbus community, Colonel Plummer has played 
a leading role in several other religious-affiliated and community-
based organizations, including the St. Francis Hospital Foundation, 
Columbus Hospice, United Way, Boy Scouts of America, and the Greater 
Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
  To top off his diverse portfolio of service, Colonel Plummer served 
as an Assistant Professor at Columbus State University in the 
Department of Counseling Graduate Studies. He has earned a 
baccalaureate in Biblical Literature, Master of Arts in Human Relations 
and Group Process, Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling, Master 
of Divinity in Pastoral Care, and Doctorate in Divinity. This solid 
educational background coupled with his compassion and leadership 
inspired Colonel Plummer to create the Plummer Home for homeless and 
disenfranchised military veterans.
  Colonel Plummer has achieved numerous successes in his life, but none 
of this would have been possible without the grace of God and his four 
daughters and seven grandchildren. He lives by Psalm 27:1, ``The Lord 
is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the 
strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?''
  Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me today in honoring Colonel 
(Ret) Roy George Plummer on the occasion of his retirement as JROTC 
Director of Army Instruction and recognizing him for his many great 
contributions to the people of Columbus, Georgia and the United States 
and for his life of selfless service to God, the church and to