(Extensions of Remarks - June 17, 2015)

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[Congressional Record Volume 161, Number 97 (Wednesday, June 17, 2015)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E918]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                         HON. THOMAS MacARTHUR

                             of new jersey

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, June 17, 2015

  Mr. MacARTHUR. Mr. Speaker, I rise to pay tribute to Colonel J. 
Matthew Lissner of the United States Army Reserve. Colonel Lissner has 
served in all three components of the Army (Active, National Guard, and 
Army Reserve) for over 28 years. Currently he serves as the 
Congressional Legislative Liaison for the 99th Regional Support 
Command, stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey.
   Colonel Lissner will leave his post as a Legislative Liaison to join 
the faculty of the U.S. Army War College in August of this year. I am 
grateful for his life of service to the Army, and wish him well as he 
transitions into his new assignment in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
   A career Infantry Officer, Colonel Lissner received his commission 
from the Officer Candidate School in 1988. His education includes a 
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (Teaching) from Manhattan 
College in 1979, a Master of Arts in Exercise Physiology from Indiana 
State University in 1985, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the 
U.S. Army War College in 2007.
   Prior to assignment as a Legislative Liaison, Colonel Lissner held a 
wide variety of infantry assignments through battalion level, and a 
number of staff positions at higher commands such as the Training and 
Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Third U.S. Army, U.S. Joint Forces Command, 
and I Corps. His combat deployments include Operation Just Cause 
(Panama), Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (Kuwait), 
and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq).
   Although he is a highly decorated Soldier with more than 28 years of 
service to his credit, perhaps his most notable accomplishments have 
occurred off of the parade field. For example, prior to beginning his 
military service, Colonel Lissner worked with severely mentally and 
physically handicapped children, taught Physical Education, and coached 
a variety of sports at the scholastic and collegiate levels.
   A diverse individual, Matt's interests include all sports, camping, 
and hunting with his five great kids--Kaitlyn, MariPat, Jessie, Lanie, 
and Robert--without whose love and support none of his accomplishments 
would have been possible. It is only fair and proper to acknowledge 
their tireless support as he worked tirelessly on his assigned duties. 
Let us thank them all for their sacrifices and wish them continued 
success in the future.