WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House
Armed Services Committee, was honored today with the Distinguished Public Service
Award, the U.S. Navy’s highest honor bestowed upon a civilian not employed by the
Department. The award was presented by Admiral Craig Faller on behalf of Secretary
of the Navy Ray Mabus.

“I am humbled by this incredible honor, and grateful to have had the opportunity to
support, in some small way, the important work of Secretary Mabus and all the brave
men and women who serve our country in the United States Navy and across all
branches of the military,” said Langevin. “I continuously strive to be a strong and
supportive partner to our veterans and to those who serve with distinction, and I
will continue to be a fierce advocate for policies that empower and protect these
dedicated service members. Thank you, Secretary Mabus and Admiral Faller, for this
exciting recognition, and for everything you do for our great nation.”

In the citation, Mabus recognizes Langevin, “for exceptional service to the
Department of the Navy as a member of Congress and the House Armed Services
Committee. Representative Langevin’s dedicated service to our Sailors and Marines
ensured they were provided the resources necessary to support and defend the
Nation’s interests around the globe. His strong leadership as ranking member of the
Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and a member of the Subcommittee on Seapower
ensured that the Navy-Marine Corps team was the most capable force in history.
Through his tireless efforts, he directly impacted the quality of life for the men
and women of the Department of the Navy and guaranteed the highest levels of
sustainability for our combat forces.”