01.29.16

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Bruce Bramlette of Fort Benton

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today recognized former Brigadier General Bruce Bramlette of Fort Benton, Montana, on behalf of his lifetime of dedication to the United States and his selfless service on Congressional U.S. Military Academy nomination boards. 

Bruce has tirelessly served on nomination boards for 25 years, both as a member and board chairman, and has interviewed more than 1,000 young Montana students seeking a nomination to one of our nation’s service academies.

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.

Bruce Bramlette

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 former Brigadier General Bruce Bramlette of Fort Benton, MT, on behalf of his lifetime of dedication to our Nation and his selfless service on Congressional U.S. Military Academy nomination boards.

      Bruce has tirelessly served on nomination boards for 25 years, both as a member and board chairman, and has interviewed more than 1,000 young Montana students seeking a nomination to one of our nation’s service academies. 

     Throughout his years of conducting interviews, he has had numerous opportunities to meet and interact with incredible students from all over Montana. Bruce said it was his pleasure to help these students pursue their dreams of becoming an officer in one of our nation’s military branches.

     In addition to Bruce’s tremendous volunteer hours for the nomination boards, he proudly served in the Montana Air National Guard for 34 years. He retired in 1994 as the assistant adjutant general for air for the State of Montana.  As a National Guard fighter pilot, Bruce successfully flew over 2,000 hours in the F106 Dart, F102 Dagger and F89 Scorpion. 

     A graduate of Montana State University, Bruce has also been an active member in his community. He has served on the Highwood School Board for nine years, is a life-long member of the Air Force Association and is an active member of Representative Ryan Zinke’s Veterans Advisory Board. Bruce and his wife of 43 years, Miriam, have three daughters and nine grandchildren.

      Bruce recognizes the great value in supporting our next generation of leaders – especially those who will be defending and protecting our country. I am deeply thankful for Bruce’s years of service to our State and Nation and his tireless work on behalf of Montana students.

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