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Sponsors: Rep. Bales
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Introduced in the House on February 20, 2003
Introduced in the Senate on February 25, 2003
Adopted by the General Assembly on February 25, 2003
Summary: Brigadier General Charles E. Savage
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/20/2003 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate HJ-40 2/25/2003 Senate Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence SJ-18
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO COMMEND AND CONGRATULATE BRIGADIER GENERAL CHARLES E. SAVAGE, SOUTH CAROLINA AIR NATIONAL GUARD, FOR HIS OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND MANY PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS OVER A LONG AND DISTINGUISHED MILITARY CAREER, TO EXPRESS HEARTFELT APPRECIATION FOR HIS SERVICE AND SACRIFICE IN PEACE AND WAR, AND, ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM MILITARY SERVICE, TO WISH HIM AND HIS FAMILY EVERY SUCCESS IN ALL OF THEIR FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
Whereas, Charles E. "Charlie" Savage was born April 15, 1943, in Lexington, Kentucky, and, as a member of an Army family, he eventually settled at Fort Jackson in Columbia. Upon graduation from high school he enlisted in the United States Air Force and completed four years of active duty as an Aircraft Instrument Technician on F-105's and RF-101's. He separated from active duty in August 1966 and became a member of the inactive reserve. In June of 1967 he affiliated with the South Carolina Air National Guard and began a career highlighted by devotion to duty, becoming a commissioned officer, and was eventually promoted to the rank of Brigadier General; and
Whereas, Brigadier General Savage began his enlisted service in October 1962, completing his basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in November 1962. Thereafter he completed Aircraft Instrument School at Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois, and was assigned to Charleston Air Force Base. He later served with the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing at Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, and at Udorn, Thailand, during the Vietnam War; and
Whereas, having progressed through the enlisted ranks in the Air National Guard, Brigadier General Savage was commissioned as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer in 1981. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of South Carolina in 1983. He then completed the Squadron Officer School in 1986, and was graduated from the Air Command and Staff College in 1990 and the Air War College in 1993; and
Whereas, in addition to service as Flight Officer In Charge, Squadron Commander, and Logistics Group Commander, General Savage has rendered outstanding service in number of impressive assignments throughout a distinguished military career. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 1981, to Major in 1986, to Lieutenant Colonel in November 1990, to Colonel in 1998, and to his present rank of Brigadier General in March of 2001. His earlier Air National Guard assignments at McEntire Air National Guard Base include: Aircraft Instrument Shop Supervisor, from June 1967 to September 1981; Aircraft Maintenance Officer, from September 1981 to March 1984; Maintenance Control Officer, from March 1984 to March 1986; Assistant Chief of Maintenance, from March 1986 to July 1990; and Chief of Maintenance, Squadron Commander, from July 1990 to December 1990; and
Whereas, General Savage was the Aircraft Maintenance Officer on the McEntire 1989 Gunsmoke Competition Team when the unit won the worldwide bombing event. He commanded the 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron while deployed to Saudi Arabia Daring Operation Desert Storm and subsequently served as the Air National Guard F-16 Logistics Council Chairman, Vice Chairman for the Air National Guard Logistics Advisory Council, and a member of the ANG/LG Strategic Planning Committee; and
Whereas, from December 1990 to May 1991, during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, Brigadier General Savage served as Commander 169th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing (Provisional), Al Kharj Air Base, Saudi Arabia. Upon returning to South Carolina after the war, he resumed his service at McEntire Air National Guard Base as Chief of Maintenance from June 1991 to February 1993, and as Director of Logistics/Logistics Group Commander from February 1993 to May 1997; and
Whereas, he served as the Senior Logistics Officer, Headquarters South Carolina Air National Guard, McEntire Air National Guard Station, Eastover, South Carolina, from May 1997 to May 2000. In that role he was responsible for advising the Chief of Staff and the Adjutant General of South Carolina on logistics matters relating to readiness and the coordination of policy and interoperability with the Air National Guard Headquarters and Air Combat Command; and
Whereas, in April of 2000, Brigadier General Savage became the National Air Guard Assistant to the Commander, United States Joint Forces Command, in Norfolk, Virginia. In that capacity he served as Vice Director of Logistics and Engineering, J4, United States Joint Forces Command, from April 2000 to July 2002, assisted the Director in the development of Joint Logistics Plans and Policy, served as Deputy Pillar Chairman of Joint. Deployment and Theater Distribution for 2001 Focused Logistics War-Games, served as Deputy Director for the new Joint Logistics Transformation Center, and served as one of the key flag officer reservists in establishing the Joint Reserve Directorate; and
Whereas, continuing in his assignment as National Air Guard Assistant to Commander US Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Brigadier General Savage became the Vice Director of Requirements and Integration, J8, in July 2002. He is presently serving in that capacity and is responsible for assisting the Director in the areas of Planning Programming and Budgeting, Joint Requirements, Joint Interoperability and Integration, oversight of the Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration Program, and Joint Theater Airborne Missile Defense. He is an integral leader in executing Joint Forces Command's mission of Joint Force Provider, Trainer, Integrator, Experimentation and Transformation; and
Whereas, his major awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal with one device, the Air Force Commendation Medal with one device, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with V device and four oak leaf clusters, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, and the Kuwait Liberation Medal; and
Whereas, Brigadier General Savage has been as successful in his civilian career as he has in his military service. He is employed by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company of Fort Worth, Texas. He is the Manager of Customer Support for the Eastern United States. He joined Lockheed Martin (LM Aero) in May 1997, and has been the Regional Manager in the Eastern Region Office, located in the 9th Air Force Headquarters, Shaw Air Force Base, since July of 1997. He and his wife Patti reside in Columbia, and they have a daughter and a grandson. He is a past president of the Columbia Chapter of the Air Force Association, a past president of the Lower Richland Ruritan Club, a past president of United Methodist Men, and Chairman, Board of Trustees, Asbury United Methodist Church, Columbia; and
Whereas, Brigadier General Savage is retiring from the full-time Air National Guard Technician program as the Director of Logistics (GM). He has faithfully served the United States and the State of South Carolina in uniform, in peace and war, for over 40 years. His service and career have truly been outstanding and an inspiration to those who know and have served with him. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, commend and congratulate Brigadier General Charles E. Savage, South Carolina Air National Guard, for his outstanding leadership and many personal accomplishments over a long and distinguished military career, express their heartfelt appreciation for his valiant service and personal sacrifice in peace and war, and, on the occasion of his retirement from military service, wish him and his family every success in all of their future endeavors.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Brigadier General Charles E. Savage, of Columbia.
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