A TRIBUTE TO DEE DEVLIN
HON. SAM FARR
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, November 27, 2001
Mr. FARR of California. Mr. Speaker, Dee Devlin, a federal employee
at the Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR), recently was
selected to receive the Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
Sixth Region Civilian of the Year Award. The sixth region is comprised
of sixteen chapters located throughout the states of Washington,
Oregon, Nevada, and California.
In recognition of receiving the regional award, the AUSA Exceptional
Service Award was presented to Mrs. Devlin at the annual national
meeting of the Association of the United States Army in mid-October.
The award is presented to federal employees who directly or indirectly
support America's Army in the Sixth Region area. All nominees for this
award compete locally and then regionally on the basis of their
contributions to the local community as well as to the Army.
Dee Devlin has been recognized for her work in support of Soldiers,
Marines, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and the family members of the
military community while she resided as a military spouse at the
Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and the Presidio of
Monterey. In addition to the support she has provided to the military
community, Mrs. Devlin also served as a volunteer at Monterey Kiwanis
events, and served for multiple years as the scholarship chairperson
for the Community Thrift Shop, chairing a committee that provided over
$30,000 in scholarships to military personnel and family members.
Throughout her career with the federal government, working at different
installations for the Departments of Defense, Army, Navy, and Air
Force, Dee Devlin has always been known for her caring attitude,
customer service orientation, and cooperative spirit that ensured
mission accomplishment at a higher standard than required, while taking
care of the people involved in the mission.
Throughout thirty-one years serving the military community worldwide
as a military spouse and community member and fifteen years as a civil
servant, Dee Devlin served as a mentor and role model for both family
members and active duty military personnel. She has served as an
unofficial ambassador for the military to many local communities in the
United States while residing in foreign countries.
Dee Devlin has been married for over thirty-three years to retired
Colonel Daniel D. Devlin. They have two sons, Dan Jr. and Rob, who also
reside in the Monterey peninsula community, as well as countless
military sons and daughters whom they unofficially adopted around the
world through the years.
Dee Devlin's extraordinary efforts and superb accomplishments have
earned her recognition from the highest levels of the Department of the
Army, the AUSA and the United States government.