TRIBUTE TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL CHARCILLEA SCHAEFER
(Senate - April 16, 2018)

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[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 61 (Monday, April 16, 2018)]
[Page S2139]
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           TRIBUTE TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL CHARCILLEA SCHAEFER

  Mr. MORAN. Madam President, I would like to take a few moments of the 
Senate's time this evening to recognize servicemembers who take time 
away from core missions serving our Nation to support Members of 
Congress to facilitate a healthy and balanced exchange with the 
Department of Defense. We work in an environment in which we are 
surrounded by these dedicated individuals in our Armed Forces. They 
educate us, prepare us, and do their very best to make sure the members 
of this body can strive to do their work in the most effective way 
possible. The vast majority of their efforts go without proper 
acknowledgement. I speak today to ensure that we recognize one of the 
hardest working and dedicated individuals among them, LTC Charcillea 
Schaefer. As an American soldier, she has dedicated her life to serving 
our country, and for the past 3 years, she has successfully supported 
me and other Members of Congress.
  I have been able to work with Charcy by virtue of the U.S. Army 
Congressional Fellowship Program. Through this program, she was 
assigned to the U.S. Army's congressional budget liaison office, where 
she worked alongside Senate appropriators and Army leaders in the 
Pentagon. Charcy directly improved the relationships between Members of 
Congress, their staffs, and Army leaders with her ability to build 
trust and gain confidence among those who relied on her. Her accurate 
and timely responses to the Subcommittee on Military Construction, 
Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies had a significant impact on the 
subcommittee's ability to establish priorities and craft appropriations 
legislation that better serves our military, their families, and our 
veterans.
  Charcy was skilled in translating the military construction needs of 
the Army such as military hospitals, barracks, and clean energy 
initiatives. She also helped Members understand the impact new 
construction and facility upgrades would have in direct support of 
combatant commands and their missions. Charcy was influential in 
assisting the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, 
and Related Agencies support one of our Nation's most sacred and 
cherished treasures, the Arlington National Cemetery.
  Charcy is trustworthy and dependable, she made a difference, and I am 
grateful for her support.
  On behalf of Kansans and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on 
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, I offer 
sincere gratitude to Charcillea Schaefer of Centreville, VA.
  Charcy, ma'am, thank you for a job well done. I wish you nothing but 
the best in your future endeavors and service to our Nation.

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