TRIBUTE TO REAR ADMIRAL JAMES T. LOEBLEIN; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 96
(Senate - June 10, 2019)

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               TRIBUTE TO REAR ADMIRAL JAMES T. LOEBLEIN

  Mr. INHOFE. Mr. President, today I wish to recognize and congratulate 
RADM James T. Loeblein of the U.S. Navy on his outstanding service to 
our Nation as the Navy's Chief of Legislative Affairs from January 2017 
to July 2019. During these 2 years, a period best described as one of 
constant change, he deftly led his team to execute with a lasting 
legacy of ``precision and style.''
  Jim Loeblein was the Navy's lead advocate on Capitol Hill and had the 
challenging job of communicating with all 535 Members of Congress. He 
expertly handled our constituent inquiries and represented the Navy 
while balancing military, political, and budgetary priorities. His 
naval service is a lasting reminder that the United States remains the 
strongest maritime nation.
  Rear Admiral Loeblein selflessly devoted the last 2 and a half years 
of his naval service ensuring our Nation's sailors were taken care of 
and represented faithfully in Congress. Specifically, Jim brilliantly 
led the response to the salient issues of this period: aircraft carrier 
purchases and overhauls, submarine procurement timelines, the rise of 
cyber warfare, the quality of on-base military housing--and the list 
goes on. Jim excelled in this role with his hallmark ``precision and 
style.''
  Because of Jim's professionalism and friendly personality, he 
established warm and lasting relationships with our colleagues, 
garnering respect and admiration in both Chambers of Congress and on 
both sides of the aisle. He worked with us to broaden the Navy's 
outreach beyond those members of defense committees. Jim's efforts, 
along with those of the Chief of Naval Operations, introduced the Navy 
to Senators who would not otherwise have had exposure to the great work 
our sailors are doing around the globe.
  On behalf of my colleagues and the entire U.S. Senate, I want to 
personally thank RADM Jim Loeblein for his more than three decades of 
dedicated service to the Navy and our nation. He will be certainly 
missed. I also want to thank his wife Carol for her sacrifice during 
her own time in the Navy and for her continued, tremendous support to 
her husband. I wish them fair winds and following seas in his post-
naval career, and I sincerely look forward to seeing him again in the 
future.

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