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PEO Perspective June 2017

This June 14, the Army marks its 242nd year. On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress authorized the formation of an Army to support the efforts of a new republic. Our nation’s history over the last 242 years is rich with stories of bravery, valor and sacrifice by millions of Soldiers who have served with duty, honor and love of country. Many are still serving today, and we are indebted to them for preserving and protecting our freedom.

The theme for the observance this year is “Over There! A Celebration of the WWI Soldier,” in honor of the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I in 1917. World War I was the first war of the Industrial Age, and marked the first time our fighting forces used aircraft, tanks and vehicles in numbers, as well as the first time that the U.S. engaged in trench warfare.

In his address to Congress, President Woodrow Wilson said of our entry into the war, “We shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts -- for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own governments, for the rights and liberties of small nations, for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free.” The Army today continues to uphold these rights and protect democracy by serving America with extraordinary Soldiers, Families and Civilians who remain committed to selfless service while displaying exceptional character in defense of our Nation.

The Army Birthday observance is celebrated by Americans around the globe and here at home in the National Capital Region, where there are dozens of observations commemorating the Army Birthday.

At PEO EIS, we are celebrating on the Army’s Birthday, June 14, with a cake cutting ceremony at our headquarters at Fort Belvoir. The Fort Belvoir Garrison will also hold their ceremony on June 14 on the parade field. Please visit us on Facebook and Twitter for fun and interesting historical Army facts and information.

On June 1, I am keynoting the 16th Annual AFCEA NOVA Army IT Day, where Deputy PEO EIS Ms. Terry Watson will also moderate an afternoon panel. We hope to see you there. On June 8, PM DCATS hosts an Industry Day, and PEO EIS CIO Manish Patel speaks at DSI’s 4th Mobile Security for Defense and Government Summit in Arlington. Project Director Enterprise Services Tom Neff and Product Lead Enterprise Computing Dennis Kelly will give an EC update to AFCEA Belvoir on June 26 at the Fort Belvoir Officer’s Club.

June is also safety awareness month. Many preventable deaths occur during the summer months, and I encourage you and your loved ones to be mindful and prepared as you enjoy the warm summer months ahead with travel and outdoor activities. Thank you for all that you do to support PEO EIS, our Soldiers and our great Nation. Have a safe and happy June and a Happy Army Birthday!

Army Strong,