Resolution J6107-2013

Honoring Sergeant Major Frantz Metellus (Ret.) upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition at the Veteran's Breakfast on June 20, 2014



  • Jun 20, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 17, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Sergeant Major Frantz Metellus (Ret.)
upon the occasion of his designation  for  special  recognition  at  the
Veteran's Breakfast on June 20, 2014

WHEREAS,  Members  of the Armed Services from the State of New York, who
have served so valiantly and honorably in wars in which  this  country's
freedom  was at stake, as well as in the preservation of peace in peace-
time, deserve a special salute from this Legislative Body; and
  WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body  to  commend  those
who  have  served in times of active conflict, as well as those who have
served in times of peace; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Sergeant Major
Frantz Metellus (Ret.) upon the occasion of his designation for  special
recognition at the Veteran's Breakfast on Friday, June 20, 2014; and
  WHEREAS,  Sergeant  Major  Frantz  Metellus  (Ret.) began his military
career on June 16, 1981 when he enlisted in the New York  Army  National
Guard; throughout his military career, this distinguished man has served
his  country  and  provided  leadership  to his soldiers, serving in and
seeking positions of increasing responsibility in the United States  and
Kuwait; and
  WHEREAS,  During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sergeant Major Frantz Metel-
lus served in a variety of roles and  duties  for  the  forward-deployed
detachment  of  the  8th Medical Brigade, including security Non-Commis-
sioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC), physical security NCOIC,  intelligence
NCOIC,  and  operations  Sergeant  Major  for  the Coalition Forces Land
Component Command Headquarters in Kuwait; and
  WHEREAS, During his service in the New York Army  National  Guard,  he
was an active participant in several state-ordered humanitarian missions
in  response  to  natural disasters and civil emergencies throughout New
York State; and
  WHEREAS, In March 2007, Sergeant Major Frantz Metellus was assigned to
the 4220th United States Army Hospital in Shoreham,  New  York,  as  its
Chief Clinical Non-commissioned officer (NCO) and as its senior enlisted
soldier,  serving  as  the hospital commander's principal advisor on all
matters pertaining to enlisted soldiers; in this capacity  he  developed
curricula  for  Military  Occupation  Specialist  (MOS) and Warrior Task
Training, NCO Professional Development, and mobilization readiness; and
  WHEREAS, Sergeant Major Frantz Metellus' military  education  includes
attendance  at  the Academy of Health Science; completion of the Primary
Leadership  Development  Course,  the  Basic  Non-Commissioned   Officer
Course,  the  Advanced  Non-Commissioned  Officer  Course, and the First
Sergeant Course; in June 2005 he graduated from the United  States  Army
Sergeants  Major  Academy;  in addition, this committed soldier attended
and completed the Total Army Instructor Training Course  and  the  Small
Group Instructor Training Course; and
  WHEREAS, Sergeant Major Frantz Metellus earned an Associate of Science
in  Radiologic  Technology from New York City Technical College, a Bach-
elor of Science in Health Administration from Saint Joseph's College,  a
Master  of  Science  in Public Administration (MPA) from Marist College,
and a Doctorate in Public Administration (DPA) from Canbourne  Universi-
ty,  London,  U.K.;  he  is  currently enrolled in a doctoral program in
Organizational Leadership at North Central University; and
  WHEREAS, Sergeant Major Frantz Metellus has received numerous military
awards and decorations for his distinguished service; these include  the
Meritorious  Service  Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf
clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Army  Reserve  Components  Achievement
Medal  with  4  oak  leaf  clusters, National Defense Service Medal with

bronze service star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global
War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with  mobili-
zation  and  silver  hourglass devices, Non-Commissioned Officer Profes-
sional Development Ribbon with numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, and Over-
seas  Service  Ribbon;  he  also earned Weapons Qualification Badges for
Grenade (Expert) and M-16 (Sharpshooter); and
  WHEREAS, Sergeant Major Frantz Metellus is retired from  his  civilian
career  as  the  Administrative  Director of Radiology Department, Mount
Sinai Hospital of Queens;  he  is  a  Vice  Chair  of  the  Military/Law
Enforcement  Veterans  Association,  a member of the American Healthcare
Radiology Administrators, and the American Society of  Radiologic  Tech-
nologists; and
  WHEREAS,  Residents  of this great State must never forget the courage
with which these men and women served their country, and must  recognize
that  no  greater  debt  is  owed than that owed to those who gave their
lives for their beloved Nation and to those who continue to  be  missing
in action; and
  WHEREAS,  Having  exhibited  their patriotism both at home and abroad,
these men and women demonstrated their love for their country and  merit
forevermore, the highest respect of their State and Nation; and
  WHEREAS, Our Nation's veterans deserve to be recognized, commended and
thanked by the people of the State of New York for their service and for
their  dedication  to  their  communities, their State and their Nation;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Sergeant  Major  Frantz  Metellus (Ret.) upon the occasion of his
designation for special recognition; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Sergeant Major Frantz Metellus (Ret.).


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