[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E698-E699]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                        HON. MICHAEL K. SIMPSON

                                of idaho

                    in the house of representatives

                          Monday, May 21, 2018

  Mr. SIMPSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Alan Gunn on 
his upcoming retirement from the Department of Energy after thirty-six 
years of distinguished service to this nation in various roles in the 
United States Navy (USN) and United States Department of Energy (DOE). 
Mr. Gunn received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mississippi State 
University in 1980 and completed graduate work in Business 
Administration at Louisiana State University, Virginia Polytechnic 
Institute, State University of New York at Albany, and Idaho State 
University. He also completed the College of Naval Warfare program in 
residence at the United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island 
and received a Master of Arts Degrees in National Security and 
Strategic Studies in 1996.
  Mr. Gunn completed the Navy Officer Candidate School as a 
Distinguished Military Graduate and was commissioned as a regular navy 
officer in February, 1982. He was selected for duty in the Naval 
Nuclear Propulsion Program and served as both a member of the staff of 
the Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion program in Washington, D.C. and 
as a field representative for the Director in Schenectady, New York and 
Idaho Falls, Idaho.
  Since the completion of his active duty service, Mr. Gunn has served 
as a civilian with the United States Department of Energy and the 
National Nuclear Security Administration in numerous leadership and 
management positions with the Office of Naval Reactors in Washington, 
D.C., the Idaho Branch Office of Naval Reactors, the Naval Reactors 
Laboratory Field Office, and the Idaho Operations Office. Mr. Gunn 
retired as a Captain in the United States Navy in 2007 after completing 
over 28 years of active and reserve military service.
  Mr. Gunn completed his service to our nation as the Assistant Manager 
for Programs and Facilities at the Department of Energy's Idaho 
Operations Office (DOE-ID); providing leadership over the nuclear 
energy research and development programs and oversight of Idaho 
National Laboratory (INL).
  In the service of his country, Mr. Gunn exemplifies the best 
qualities of the thousands of talented individuals in the Navy and DOE, 
whose knowledge and skill have been essential to keeping our nation 
strong and secure. I want to thank Alan for his service and wish him 
well in his future endeavors.

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