Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement this afternoon after being reappointed Chairman of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee for the 113th Congress by House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon (CA-25) and Republican Leadership:
Wilson stated, "I am grateful to be given the opportunity to continue serving as Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel throughout the next Congress. The United States military is the most responsive and capable in the world. In order to protect these brave men and women serving in uniform, their families, and our nation, we must continue to posses these strengths. It is my goal to advocate for those who have and continue to fight to defend our nation and our freedoms. I look forward to working with Chairman McKeon and the Republican leadership in our efforts to promote the quality of life for our military personnel, our veterans, and their families.
In response to Chairman Wilson's reappointment, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon stated, "Our men and women in uniform and their families have a tremendous champion in Joe Wilson. As the head of a military family himself, he knows better than most the unique challenges military service presents. Joe has done a terrific job running the Military Personnel Subcommittee for the past two years and I am honored that he has agreed to continue to serve."