S.J.Res.55 - A joint resolution requesting the President to advance the late Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel on the retired list of the Navy to the highest grade held as Commander in Chief, United States Fleet, during World War II, and to advance the late Major General Walter C. Short on the retired list of the Army to the highest grade held as Commanding General, Hawaiian Department, during World War II, as was done under the Officer Personnel Act of 1947 for all other senior officers who served inpositions of command during World War II, and for other purposes.105th Congress (1997-1998)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Roth Jr., William V. [R-DE] (Introduced 09/01/1998)|
|Committees:||Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||09/01/1998 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.|
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Summary: S.J.Res.55 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/01/1998)
Requests the President to advance: (1) the late Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel to the grade of admiral on the retired list of the Navy; and (2) the late Major General Walter C. Short to the grade of lieutenant general on the retired list of the Army.
Prohibits any change in compensation or benefits based on the military service of such officers as a result of such advancements.
Expresses the sense of the Congress that such officers performed their duties competently and professionally and that losses incurred by the United States in attacks on military targets on Oahu, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, were not a result of their dereliction of duty.