U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Chris Hindoien of Teton County for his work in educating Montanans serving in the National Guard or Reserve component, as well as their employers, about the rights and responsibilities associated with a military mobilization.
Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.
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 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, this week, I have the distinct honor of recognizing an exceptional volunteer named Chris Hindoien. Chris has helped inform and educate Montanans serving in the National Guard or Reserve component, as well as their employers, about the rights and responsibilities associated with a military mobilization.
In August, Chris was recognized by the Office of the Secretary of Defense for nearly four years of service as the state chairman of the Montana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). For his efforts, Chris received the Exceptional Public Service Award.
During his stretch as chairman, he worked tirelessly to make sure that the relationship between military service members and their employers remained strong across Big Sky Country. Chris is the son of the late Brigadier General Gary Hindoien, a former commander of the Montana Air National Guard, so his demonstrated commitment to our state and our nation comes as no surprise.
Montana has a long standing tradition of public service. Whether it be working on an agriculture project as a Peace Corps volunteer, or as an Army Ranger at the tip of the military spear, the Montana attitude towards service to others continues to endure and Chris’ work has enabled others to serve. Thank you, Chris, for committing your time and talent to enable the success of others.