[Congressional Record Volume 151, Number 93 (Tuesday, July 12, 2005)]
[Page S8131]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  Mr. GRASSLEY. Mr. President, I would like to take this opportunity to 
offer my congratulations and gratitude to an extraordinary Iowan. LTG 
Roger C. Schultz is stepping down from his distinguished position as 
Director of the Army National Guard for the National Guard Bureau. He 
assumed this position in 1998 and has served for 7 years, the longest 
anyone has held this title. I would like to take this opportunity to 
show Lieutenant General Schultz the appreciation that the country, the 
State of Iowa, and myself personally, have for his extensive commitment 
to the Army National Guard. He joined the Iowa Army National Guard in 
1963, and from there he began a career that lasted 42 years.
  Lieutenant General Schultz has had an extensive career. In his most 
recent position as director, he was responsible for the formulation, 
development, and implementation of all programs and policies affecting 
the Army National Guard. Previously, he served as Deputy Director for 
Military Support on the Department of the Army Staff, where he was 
responsible for coordinating all Department of Defense military support 
to civilian authorities, which included disaster relief. While 
stationed with the Iowa Army National Guard, he was in Command of the 
2nd Brigade, 34th Division and served as the Army Guard Chief of Staff 
and Deputy Adjutant General. General Schultz also received several 
awards and recognitions for his exemplary service. He is honored with 
the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit with Oak 
Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, 
Meritorious Service Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, Department of the 
Army Staff Badge, Army Superior Unit Award, Humanitarian Service Award, 
the Combat Infantry Badge for service in the Republic of Vietnam, and 
many others.
  General Schultz was born in LeMars, IA and enlisted when he was 18 
years old. He was a student at officer candidate school at the Iowa 
Military Academy. Following these studies, he was commissioned in 1967 
as an infantry officer. Shortly thereafter, he was sent to serve his 
country in the Republic of Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division. 
During his several assignments, he also earned a bachelor's degree in 
management from Upper Iowa University and a Masters degree in public 
administration from Shippensburg State University in Pennsylvania. He 
also attended Army War College.
  I share my appreciation for the general with not only his neighbors 
in the State of Iowa but the entire country. He has proven himself to 
be versatile and fully capable of accepting and mastering the tasks 
placed before him. His enduring commitment to the safety of Americans 
is cause for admiration.
  Again, I offer my congratulations and sincere appreciation to LTG 
Roger Schultz for his remarkable achievements in the Army National 
Guard. He has continually provided an invaluable service to his country 
and I thank him for his dedication and devotion to Iowa and to America.