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SENATE RESOLUTION No. ___




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     A SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Brigadier General Ross Ridge for his service in Afghanistan commanding the anti-corruption unit, Task Force 2010.



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Introduced

Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)


SENATE RESOLUTION


     MADAM PRESIDENT:

    I offer the following resolution and move its adoption:

    A SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Brigadier General Ross Ridge for his service in Afghanistan as commanding of the anti-corruption unit, Task Force 2010.

    Whereas, Brigadier General Ross Ridge grew up in Bloomington, Indiana and graduated from Indiana University in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in political science;

    Whereas, In his career as a military officer, Ross Ridge has commanded artillery and infantry units and served in Germany, Korea, Thailand and Haiti;

    Whereas, In 2007, Ross Ridge was deployed to Iraq where he worked in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad as the Chief of Staff, Strategic Effects Directorate, which was focused on political and economic development in Iraq;

    Whereas, In 2010, Ross Ridge became commander of Task Force 2010 - an interagency military unit investigating corruption in Afghanistan;

    Whereas, Task Force 2010 focuses on attacking criminal

theft rings preying on the movement of equipment, fuel and cargo and pursuing administrative actions against contractors associated with criminal networks and insurgents;

    Whereas, Under Ross Ridge's leadership, Task Force 2010 reviewed numerous bank transactions and financial accounts and made recommendations to commanders with regard to contract activities that resulted in a cost avoidance of over $1.2 billion; and

    Whereas, Brigadier General Ross Ridge is returning from his deployment in Afghanistan: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:


    SECTION 1. The Indiana State Senate honors Brigadier General Ross Ridge for his service in Afghanistan commanding the anti- corruption unit, Task Force 2010.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this resolution to Brigadier General Ross Ridge.