Resolution J3328-2013

Commending Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter, United States Navy, Retired, upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York

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  • Feb 4, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Feb 4, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 29, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter, United
States Navy, Retired, upon the occasion of being honored in  conjunction
with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York

WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those women of achievement within the Empire State  who  have
made  strong  contributions  to their communities and who inspire others
through their model citizenship; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter, United  States  Navy,  Retired,  upon  the
occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014
in the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Women  of every race, class, and ethnic background have made
invaluable contributions to the growth and strength of New York State in
countless recorded and unrecorded ways; and
  WHEREAS, Each year, the State of New York officially sets  aside  time
to recognize the achievements and lives of these exemplary women, repre-
sentatives  of the wide-ranging and vital roles women have played in the
historic development of this great Empire State and its communities; the
theme of this year's commemoration is "Celebrating Women  of  Character,
Courage, and Commitment"; and
  WHEREAS, Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter, USN, Retired, is the 10th pres-
ident  of  SUNY Maritime College, and the first woman to serve as presi-
dent of the college; throughout her illustrious and varied  career,  she
has  consistently  epitomized  the  values  of  character,  courage, and
commitment in her unwavering  service  to  her  peers,  colleagues,  and
fellow citizens; and
  WHEREAS, Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter served in the United States Navy
with  honor and distinction for 34 years; among the pioneers of women in
Naval Aviation, she was the 31st woman to be designated a Naval Aviator,
and was the United States Navy's first woman aviator to attain the  rank
of rear admiral; and
  WHEREAS,  Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter earned a Bachelor of Science in
psychology from the University of Georgia in 1976,  holds  a  Master  of
Arts  in  International Business Relations from Salve Regina University,
and is a distinguished graduate of the United States Naval War  College;
she  entered  the  United  States  Navy  in1977 through Aviation Officer
Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida, and was  commissioned  in  1978;
and
  WHEREAS,  During  her  distinguished  naval career, Rear Admiral Wendi
Carpenter deployed throughout the Pacific, the  western  United  States,
and  Alaska,  flying  the  EC-130  Hercules, and operating VIP aircraft,
accumulating more than 3500 military flight hours; and
  WHEREAS, Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter held several key executive offi-
cer and deputy positions, and, in addition, commanded a  total  of  five
times  at  the  Commander, Captain and Flag level in the areas of logis-
tics, training and aviation in fleet, joint  and  coalition  operations;
she  was promoted to Flag rank in March 2005, and her final Navy assign-
ment was as Commander, Navy Warfare Development Command  where  she  and
her  team  worked  to deliver operational capability for Navy, joint and
coalition forces; and
  WHEREAS, Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter has served as President of  SUNY
Maritime  College  since  August  31,  2011,  and during her tenure, the
college has received significant national and international recognition;
it has a nationally ranked engineering program, a top  five  ranking  in
Payscale.com's  College Return on Investment Report, continuing all-time

high student enrollment, increased graduation  rates,  and  dramatically
increased  first  year student retention rates; in addition, the college
has garnered considerable resources in the form of grants, major donors,
and community and government partnerships; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her service to her community,
the  State of New York, and the nation, Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter has
stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is pleased to have this opportunity  to
express  its  highest admiration for Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter and to
wish her continued success in all of her future endeavors; 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
commend Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter, USN, Retired, upon the occasion of
being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month in the State  of
New York; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter, USN, Retired.

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