Resolution J2044-2013

Honoring Major General John A. Leide, (Ret) upon the occasion of his designation as 2013 Inductee into the Auburn Alumni Hall of Distinction

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  • May 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 30, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 23, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Major General John A. Leide, (Ret) upon
the occasion of his designation as 2013 Inductee into the Auburn  Alumni
Hall of Distinction, on June 6, 2013

WHEREAS,  It  is the custom of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly  acknowledge  individuals  who  have  distinguished  themselves
through  their  exemplary careers, accomplishments, and purposeful lives
of service to their community; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
Major General John A. Leide upon the occasion of his designation as 2013
Inductee into the Auburn Alumni Hall of Distinction; the Induction Cere-
mony will take place on Thursday, June 6,  2013,  at  the  Emerson  Park
Pavilion in Auburn, New York; and
  WHEREAS, The Auburn Alumni Hall of Distinction was established in 2012
by  the  Auburn  Education  Foundation to recognize, honor and celebrate
graduates who have distinguished themselves through outstanding  academ-
ic,  professional, or civic achievements and to inspire current students
to pursue a path towards personal success; and
  WHEREAS, A man of singular merit, Major General John A. Leide,  (Ret),
East  High School Class of 1954, has continually demonstrated tremendous
competence, extraordinary intelligence and diligent  leadership  in  his
unwavering  service to both his community and his profession, and conse-
quently has been selected for this most prestigious honor; and
  WHEREAS, John A. Leide retired as a United States Army  Major  General
on  August 1, 1995, after a distinguished 33-year military career; prior
to retirement he served  as  Director,  National  Military  Intelligence
Collection Center (NMICC); Director, Central MASINT Office (CMO); Direc-
tor, Defense HUMINY Service (DHS), within the Defense Intelligence Agen-
cy; and
  WHEREAS,  Currently  a  senior  consultant to a number of national and
international intelligence and security companies, after  retiring  from
the  Army,  Major  General  John Leide was appointed President of Global
Information Technologies strategic business unit within Electronic  Data
Systems  (EDS)  where  he  served  until  joining Avenue Technologies, a
defense and security information superiority company as  executive  vice
president; and
  WHEREAS,  During  his  long and storied military career, Major General
John Leide served four  combat  tours,  three  as  an  airborne  company
commander  and  the  fourth  as General Norman Schwarzkopf's Director of
Intelligence, J-2 for the  Gulf  War;  in  addition,  he  was  Battalion
Commander,  United  States Army Special Forces and Military Intelligence
Group Commander; and
  WHEREAS, Major General John Leide's numerous military awards and deco-
rations include the Defense Distinguished Service  Medal  with  one  oak
leaf cluster, Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters,
Legion  of  Merit  with two oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star for Valor
with three oak leaf clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal and  the
Army Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters; and
  WHEREAS,  Internationally  respected  and  admired, Major General John
Leide was awarded the Liberation Medal first-class by the government  of
Kuwait  for his duties during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm;
he was awarded the highest Medal given  to  foreigners  by  the  Chinese
People's  Liberation  Army  (PLA)  and,  a  Master Parachutist, was also
awarded the PLA parachutist certificate and badge; and
  WHEREAS, Major General John Leide was inducted into the United  States
Defense  Attache Hall of Fame and has been awarded the Knowlton Medal by

the United States Army Military Intelligence Corps Association;  he  was
recently  inducted  into the United States Military Intelligence Hall of
Fame; and
  WHEREAS,  Major General John Leide earned a Bachelor of Science degree
from Georgetown University, and a Juris Doctor from Syracuse  University
College  of  Law;  he  was  also a Fellow at the Harvard University John
Fitzgerald Kennedy School of Government; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that  when  individ-
uals  of  such  noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all  the  citizens  of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Major General John A. Leide, (Ret) upon the occasion of his desig-
nation as 2013 Inductee into the Auburn Alumni Hall of Distinction;  and
be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Major General John A. Leide.

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