Resolution J6099-2013

Honoring Col. Dane D. Rideout upon the occasion of his retirement after many years of distinguished military service to the United States Army

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  • Jun 20, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 20, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 17, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Col. Dane D. Rideout upon the occasion
of his retirement after many years of distinguished military service  to
the United States Army

WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body  seeks  to honor and acknowledge those
individuals whose professional lives, military service and civic endeav-
ors serve to enhance the stature of the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, Individuals who dedicate  their  lives  to  military  service
merit the commendation and applause of all citizens for their commitment
to the preservation of American freedom; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Col. Dane D.
Rideout upon the occasion of his retirement after many years of  distin-
guished military service to the United States Army; and
  WHEREAS,  Col.  Dane D. Rideout will be stepping down as United States
Army Garrison Commander at a Change of Command Ceremony at West Point on
Thursday, July 10, 2014; he will be retiring from the United States Army
on November 1, 2014; and
  WHEREAS, Col. Dane D. Rideout graduated from Ball State University  in
1990, and enlisted as a member of the United States Marine Corps; and
  WHEREAS,  This esteemed man was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division,
Republic of Korea where he  served  admirably  in  various  company  and
battalion  level  positions;  following  his  service  in  Korea, he was
assigned to 9th Battalion, 101st Aviation  Regiment  at  Fort  Campbell,
Kentucky,  where he served as an 5-3 Air and Battalion S-1 before assum-
ing command of a UH-60 Company; and
  WHEREAS, Upon completion of his command in 1997, Col. Dane D.  Rideout
was  assigned  to  the  USMA,  Department of Military Instruction as the
Chief of Cadet Advanced Training and later helped with the Simon  Center
for the Professional Military Ethic; and
  WHEREAS, In November of 2002, Col. Dane D. Rideout deployed as the J-1
for  Combined  Joint Special Operations Task Force and by early 2003 was
on the ground in Northern Iraq supporting combat operations  across  the
Iraq northern front; and
  WHEREAS,  Col.  Dane  D. Rideout was next selected to serve as the J-1
for Special Operations Command  Europe,  in  Stuttgart,  Germany;  while
assigned, he deployed in support of counter terrorist operations for the
Summer  Olympics  in  Greece  and  directed  HR operations for Operation
Enduring Freedom-Trans Sahara in Northern Africa; and
  WHEREAS, After a short tour as the Deputy of the 14th Human  Resources
Sustainment  Center,  Col.  Dane  D,  Rideout  was  assigned to the 82nd
Airborne Division as the Division G-1; he deployed with the Division  to
Afghanistan  as  the  CJTF-82/Regional  Command  East  J-1, where he was
responsible for the planning, coordination and  synchronization  of  all
Human  Resource assets; following this deployment, he then was posted to
his most recent overseas assignment as the G-1  for  the  United  States
Army Special Operations Command; and
  WHEREAS,  The recipient of numerous awards and honors during his mili-
tary career, Col. Dane D. Rideout has been  decorated  with  the  Bronze
Star  Medal,  Defense  Meritorious Service Medal and Meritorious Service
Medal; in addition, he is a  senior  rated  Aviator,  Airborne  and  Air
Assault qualified; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout his military career, including his time as United
States Army Garrison Commander at  West  Point,  Col.  Dane  D.  Rideout
served with loyalty, honor and distinction; and
  WHEREAS,  In his official acts, Col. Dane D. Rideout was governed by a
keen sense of duty and always showed a unique grasp of  human  problems;

his exemplary leadership earned him the admiration, esteem and affection
of his colleagues; and
  WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body is moved with great respect and rever-
ent esteem to renew its tribute to the men and women who so courageously
serve and defend this great nation; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Col.  Dane  D.  Rideout upon the occasion of his retirement after
many years of distinguished military service to the United States  Army;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Col. Dane D. Rideout.

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