HONORING BRIGADIER GENERAL DUSTIN A. SHULTZ; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 137
(Extensions of Remarks - August 20, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                     HON. JENNIFFER GONZALEZ-COLON

                             of puerto rico

                    in the house of representatives

                        Tuesday, August 20, 2019

  Miss GONZALEZ-COLON of Puerto Rico. Madam Speaker, I am proud to 
recognize Brigadier General Dustin A. Shultz of the 1st Mission Support 
Command in the Caribbean Army Reserve. Brig. General Shultz arrived in 
my Congressional district of Puerto Rico days before Hurricane Irma hit 
the Island on September of 2017. Since then, she has served tirelessly 
over the last two years, where she consolidated 5,000 Army reserves 
soldiers from around the Caribbean to become a united front. She 
quickly adapted and integrated herself seamlessly with the locals and 
led recovery efforts that were vital in our greatest moment of need.
  Since the beginning of her career in 1989, she has served as the 
Headquarters Company Commander of the 647th Area Support Group, as an 
Intelligence Analyst for JTF-N, and in 2007 became the Executive 
Officer of the 373rd MI Battalion under the 201st MI Brigade and just 
three years later, assumed command of the Battalion. She then served as 
a Joint Planner in the J9, supporting Haiti relief efforts. Finally, in 
2017, she was promoted to Brigadier General and was appointed to Puerto 
Rico. Under her exemplary leadership, the 1st Mission Support Command 
was activated full time in Puerto Rico for the first time and has been 
carrying out relief efforts since.
  Throughout her career, Brig. General Shultz has been highly decorated 
with the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Joint Service 
Commendation Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the General 
Douglas MacArthur leadership award among many others.
  Her command in Puerto Rico ends this August after 2 years of hard 
work and dedication. She will move on to become the Operations and 
Training Officer for the Army Reserve Command. As the sole 
representative from Puerto Rico, I thank her tremendously for all she 
has done and wish her much success in her next command.