Coffman Selected for Armed Services Subcommittee Chair
Washington, DC -- Today, U.S. Representative Mac Thornberry, the Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, announced his selection of Mike Coffman (R-CO) to serve as the Chairman of the Military Personnel Subcommittee. In this role, Coffman will lead congress’ efforts in the areas of military personnel policy, reserve component integration and employment issues, military health care, military education, and POW/MIA issues. Most importantly, this subcommittee makes sure that our troops and their families receive the benefits that they deserve.
Regarding this opportunity, Coffman stated the following:
“First, I want to thank Chairman Thornberry for his confidence in me. Second, as a former enlisted soldier, a combat veteran, and a retired Marine Corps officer, I look forward working with my colleagues to address the many issues essential to our national security and to our dedicated men and women in uniform that this subcommittee will address”.
Coffman is the only veteran in Colorado’s congressional delegation. He has a combined 21 years of military service and is the only Member of Congress who has served in both the First Gulf War and the Iraq War.