(House of Representatives - February 14, 2013)

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  (Ms. HANABUSA asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Ms. HANABUSA. Madam Speaker, today I wish to honor Mr. Donald E. 
Devaney, Retired, the first civilian provost marshal to be appointed by 
the United States Army. In March 1984 he assumed the position at 
Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii.
  During a nearly 30-year assignment at Tripler Army Medical Center, he 
established a provost marshal office and police department that gained 
great notoriety by many elements of the United States Government and 
the local community during a time of uncertainty and many wartime 
missions. Through Mr. Devaney's leadership, the Tripler Provost Marshal 
Office has been recognized as a leading law enforcement and security 
  Mr. Devaney's service as a Federal employee is built upon a 30-year 
career in the Army. In 1953, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the Rhode 
Island National Guard during the Korean conflict to join his peers in 
doing his part to serve America. A year later, he switched to Active 
Duty and was sent to locations in Japan as a military policeman.
  As cochair of the U.S. Army Hawaii Retiree Council for more than 
three decades, he has provided invaluable service to our retiree 
families and, as a result, facilitated an understanding by them of the 
ever-improving and changing medical delivery systems we employ.
  Madam Speaker, I ask you to join me as we offer our gratitude today 
to a man that has dedicated his life to service to our country.