Resolution J311-2013

Honoring Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate Andrew Keith Doss on his retirement from the United States Navy



  • Jan 29, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 25, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Senior  Chief Boatswain's Mate Andrew
Keith Doss upon the occasion of his retirement from  the  United  States
Navy after 26 years of dedicated military service

WHEREAS,  It  is incumbent upon this Legislative Body to recognize those
remarkable individuals who have honorably and courageously served  their
country  in  order  to protect the life and liberty of our citizens, and
whose military service, professional lives and civic endeavors serve  to
enhance the stature of this great Empire State; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate Andrew Keith Doss upon the occasion of his
retirement from the United States Navy after 26 years of dedicated mili-
tary  service;  he officially retired at a ceremony held on September 8,
2012; and
  WHEREAS, Senior Chief Doss, a 1985  graduate  of  Bishop  Grimes  High
School in Syracuse, New York, reported for active military duty in Octo-
ber of 1986; and
  WHEREAS, After successfully completing his training, Senior Chief Doss
effectively  served  aboard  the  USS Savannah from 1987 to 1989, before
reporting to the Naval Reserve Center in Syracuse, which  is  now  named
the Navy Operational Support Center Syracuse; and
  WHEREAS,  In  February  of  2003,  Senior Chief Doss was mobilized and
deployed to the Persian Gulf in support  of  operations  Iraqi  Freedom,
Noble  Eagle  and  Enduring Freedom; he served aboard the SS Cape Gibson
and the USNS Kilauea, leading the Cargo Afloat Rig Team (CART),  as  his
team provided fuel and ordnance in replenishment operations; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1990,  Senior  Chief  Doss  joined the staff at Syracuse
University, and in 2001, he assumed his current role as Veterans'  Advi-
sor  of  Syracuse  University's Veterans Resource Center; as a veterans'
advisor, Senior Chief Doss has met with countless students and  veterans
regarding their educational benefits, and has collaborated with Syracuse
University on various veterans' issues; and
  WHEREAS, Over his distinguished military career, Senior Chief Doss has
received  several  promotions  as a result of his exemplary work; he was
promoted to First Class Petty Officer in 1995, Chief  Petty  Officer  in
1998, and Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2001; and
  WHEREAS,  In recognition of his many outstanding contributions, Senior
Chief Doss has been granted numerous military awards:  Navy  and  Marine
Corps  Achievement  Medal,  Naval  Reserve  Meritorious  Service  Medal,
National Defense Service Medal, Global War  on  Terrorism  Expeditionary
Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Navy Battle E Ribbon, and Navy Sea
Service Ribbon; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout his accomplished career, Senior Chief Doss has had
the  continued  support  of  his  proud family, which includes his wife,
Karyn, and their three wonderful children Rebecca,  Danielle  and  Adam,
all  of whom feel privileged to be a part of his life and rejoice in his
achievements; and
  WHEREAS, In his official acts, Senior Chief Doss  was  governed  by  a
sense  of  loyalty,  duty and honor, allowing him to be a natural leader
within his country and his community at-large; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause to hereby honor and  recog-
nize  Senior  Chief Boatswain's Mate Andrew Keith Doss upon the occasion
of his retirement from the United States Navy after 26  years  of  dedi-
cated military service; and be it further

  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  Senior  Chief  Boatswain's  Mate  Andrew Keith Doss, United
States Navy.


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