PAYING TRIBUTE TO COL. ROBERT PELLETIER; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 69
(Extensions of Remarks - May 08, 2014)

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                             HON. LEE TERRY

                              of nebraska

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 8, 2014

  Mr. TERRY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Col. Robert (Bob) 
Pelletier, who will retire this year from the United States Army 
Reserve after 30 years of outstanding service.
  Col. Pelletier's career has spanned decades and he has served in 
various places all over the world including Kuwait, Iraq, Korea, 
Honduras, Germany, and Afghanistan. He served in both Operation Desert 
Storm and the Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  In 1984 following graduation from The Citadel in South Carolina, Col. 
Pelletier entered helicopter flight school at Fort Rucker in Alabama. 
After completing flight school, Pelletier served in the 4th Squadron, 
2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment until January of 1989, holding various 
leadership assignments during his tenure.
  In June of 1989, he began his tenure as commander of the Headquarters 
and Service Company in Kuwait and Iraq. While in the Middle East, Col. 
Pelletier also served as a Plans and Operation Officer playing an 
important role in coordinating the United States' efforts in Operation 
Desert Storm.
  At the conclusion of his service in the Middle East, Col. Pelletier 
continued his service overseas, first in Musan, Korea and later in 
Honduras, before returning home to the United States in 1995. Col. 
Pelletier landed in Omaha, NE, after he joined the United States Army 
Reserves and was placed as the Maintenance Branch Chief of the 561st 
Corps Support Group.
  In 2003, Col. Pelletier traveled to Germany and Kuwait along with the 
3rd COSCOM to offer support in Operation Iraqi Freedom becoming the 
Director of Rail Operations and Reconstruction until March of 2004.
  In January of 2009, Col. Pelletier became the Department of Army's 
Liaison to the Governor of Nebraska for Homeland Security and Defense, 
a position through which he has offered superb service to the state of 
  Col. Pelletier has been decorated with many awards for his 
outstanding service including the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf and a 
Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf. He is also the recipient of 
the Joint Service Commendation Medal along with the Army Achievement 
  Col. Pelletier and his wife, Terry are current residents of Omaha, NE 
where he is a Regional Operations Manager for the Union Pacific 
  Mr. Speaker, please join me in congratulating Col. Robert Pelletier 
for his outstanding 30 years of service to our country and the state of