SECNAV presents Gov. Jay Inslee highest civilian honor

In case you missed it <https://twitter.com/SECNAV/status/568832278782214144> : While at the Pentagon today discussing issues important to Washington state military communities, U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus presented Washington Gov. Jay Inslee the Distinguished Public Service Award, the Navy’s highest civilian honor. Secretary Mabus cited the governor’s work on veterans issues, clean energy and clean fuels, and efforts to protect and grow Washington’s aerospace and defense industries.

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DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

The Honorable Jay Inslee

For exceptional service to the Department of the Navy as a member of Congress and as the current Governor of Washington. Governor Inslee has worked tirelessly at the federal and state levels, cosponsoring the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 and signing Washington Executive Order 13-10, which encourages federal and state agencies to hire veterans and expand job training and placement with private-sector employers. While serving on the Committee on Energy and Commerce in Congress, he was an ardent supporter of the Navy’s Green Energy initiatives, specifically collaborating on low carbon alternative fuels.  From the Washington State House, he continues to champion energy independence, creating green-collar jobs, and reducing global warming. In 2014, his leadership proved critical in keeping Boeing’s Aerospace manufacturing in Seattle, maintaining a strategic industrial base in Washington. His continued commitment to our Nation’s Navy-Marine Corps team ensures our Sailors and Marines remain the most effective force in history. With grateful appreciation for his many years of public service to the Nation and for his outstanding contributions to the Navy and Marine Corps, the Honorable Jay Inslee is awarded the Department of the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award.

Ray Mabus

Secretary of the Navy

February 20, 2015

150220-NAC887-002  WASHINGTON (Feb. 20, 2014) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, right, presents the Department of the Navy's highest award for civilians, the Navy Distinguished Public Service Medal, to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Mabus presented Inslee with the award for his exemplary service and support of the Navy and Marine Corps. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers/Released)

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WASHINGTON (Feb. 20, 2014) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, right, presents the Department of the Navy’s highest award for civilians, the Navy Distinguished Public Service Medal, to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Mabus presented Inslee with the award for his exemplary service and support of the Navy and Marine Corps. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers/Released)

140731-N-DC740-031 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (July 31, 2014) Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, names Lt. Rob Merin, from West Orange, N.J., and Chief Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) Rich Andraschko, from Menomonie, Wisc., "Washingtonians of the Day" during a visit to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Merin and Andraschko are both assigned to the search and rescue unit at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington/Released)

140731-N-DC740-031
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (July 31, 2014) Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, names Lt. Rob Merin, from West Orange, N.J., and Chief Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) Rich Andraschko, from Menomonie, Wisc., “Washingtonians of the Day” during a visit to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Merin and Andraschko are both assigned to the search and rescue unit at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington/Released)

130207-N-LP168-001 SEATTLE (Feb. 7, 2013) Washington Gov.  Jay Inslee delivers his remarks celebrating the naming of the Navy's next Virginia-class submarine, USS Washington (SSN 787), at the Port of Seattle Headquarters Building at Pier 69. Inslee joined Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus in thanking the people of Seattle for their support and contributions to the Navy and discussing the special bond that exists between a state and its namesake vessel.  (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ahron Arendes).

130207-N-LP168-001 SEATTLE (Feb. 7, 2013) Washington Gov. Jay Inslee delivers his remarks celebrating the naming of the Navy’s next Virginia-class submarine, USS Washington (SSN 787), at the Port of Seattle Headquarters Building at Pier 69. Inslee joined Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus in thanking the people of Seattle for their support and contributions to the Navy and discussing the special bond that exists between a state and its namesake vessel. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ahron Arendes).

 

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