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SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 4

(By Senators Tucker, Kessler (Mr. President), Unger, Laird, Williams and Wills)

 

 

 

Honoring Command Sergeant Major Roger C. Beverage for his service and dedication to his state and country.

    Whereas, On February 4, 2008 Command Sergeant Major Roger Beverage retired after thirty-seven years, seven months and twenty-nine days as the highest ranking noncommission officer in the West Virginia Army National Guard; and

    Whereas, Command Sergeant Major Roger C. Beverage is a 1966 graduate of Richwood High School, a 1970 graduate of West Virginia Institute of Technology with a degree in History and Government, received a Masters Degree from West Virginia University in 1991 in Correctional Counseling and a second Masters Degree from Marshall University in 1997 in Leadership Studies; and

    Whereas, Command Sergeant Major Roger C. Beverage started his military career at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. His military education included Recruit Training School, Skill Qualification Workshop, Military Police Qualification, Advanced Non Commissioned Officer School, Combat Engineer Training, Demolition School, (First and Second Phase), Instructor Training Course, West Virginia Military Academy, First Sergeant's Course, West Virginia Military Academy, Total Quality Management Training, West Virginia Military Academy, Battle Focused Instructor Training Course, West Virginia Military Academy, United States Army Sergeant Major Course, United States Sergeants Major Academy in Fort Bliss, Texas, and United States Army Command Sergeants Major Course at the United States Sergeants Major Academy in Fort Bliss, Texas; and

    Whereas, Command Sergeant Major Roger C. Beverage served in special assignments for the West Virginia National Guard and the United States Army in Honduras, El Salvador, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Afghanistan, and a fourteen month combat tour in Iraq as the Command Sergeant Major of the 1-201st Field Artillery; and

    Whereas, Command Sergeant Major Roger C. Beverage assignments included: On June 3, 1970 as a Military Policeman with the 157th MP Company in Richwood, West Virginia; November 1, 1976 as Combat Engineer, Squadron Leader, l092nd Engineer Battalion; January 10, 1980, as Combat Engineer, Platoon Sergeant, 1092nd Engineer Battalion; September 7, 1990, MSG, Deputy Command, West Virginia Military Academy; September 1994 SGM, Operation SGM, 111th Engineer Group; May 14, 1996 as Command Sergeant Major, 77th Troop Command Brigade; January 1, 1997 as Command Sergeant Major, 77th Troop Command Brigade; December 18, 2003 as Command Sergeant Major, 1-201st FA (Deployed to Iraq); and April 12, 2005 as Command Sergeant Major, Land Component. As Land Component Command Sergeant Major, Command Sergeant Major Beverage was responsible for all soldiers in the West Virginia Army National Guard; and

    Whereas, Command Sergeant Major Roger C. Beverage’s federal awards include: The Bronze Star; Army Achievement Medal 1st, 2nd and 3rd Award; Army Commendation Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (3); Meritorious Unit Medal; Good Conduct Medal; Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (8); National Defense Service Medal (3); Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal (3); Armed Forces Reserve Medal (3) with M Device; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4); Army Service Ribbon; American Spirit Honor Medal; Driver's Badge; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Combat Action Badge; Presidential Unit Citation; and the Legion of Merit Medal; and

    Whereas, Command Sergeant Major Roger C. Beverage’s state awards include: The West Virginia State Ribbon; West Virginia Emergency Service Ribbon; West Virginia State Service Ribbon; West Virginia Commendation; West Virginia Meritorious Service Medal; West Virginia Unit Commendation; West Virginia Achievement Medal; West Virginia Minute Man Ribbon; and on April 12, 2008 was awarded the West Virginia Distinguished Service Medal by Governor Joe Manchin; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate:

    That the Senate hereby honors Command Sergeant Major Roger C. Beverage for his service and dedication to his state and his country; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to Command Sergeant Major Roger C. Beverage.

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