Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Pete Gardzina of Montana City

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today honored Pete Gardzina from Montana City. Pete is the current Transition Assistance Advisor for the Montana National Guard and works to help Montana veterans transition to civilian life after returning from deployment. 

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.


Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

 The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:

              MONTANAN OF THE WEEK

     Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, I rise today to recognize Pete Gardzina. Pete is the Transition Assistance Advisor for the Montana National Guard and an honorable representation of the passion and service we honor in Montana. 

      Pete aids in the readjustment of our veterans after they return from their deployment. This form of outreach not only touches the lives of Montana’s service men and women, but the families they are returning to. He works alongside the Veteran Affairs Committee and community organizations to build a network of support for returned veterans. This network offers continued support for those who fought for us and the freedoms we take for granted every day.  

    Pete has helped improve the lives of multiple veterans by ensuring that when they return, they are well taken care of, are quickly connected to the right people, and are supported throughout their adjustment back into civilian life. 

     I am so grateful to have someone in our community with such passion for serving Montana’s service members and veterans. On behalf of the many veterans Pete has helped, and their families, it is my honor to recognize his service. I am truly grateful to have someone in Montana fighting for those who fought for us.