A TRIBUTE TO GORDON NEGUS -- HON. ANTHONY C. BEILENSON (Extension of Remarks - June 14, 1990)
HON. ANTHONY C. BEILENSON
in the House of Representatives
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 1990
- Mr. BEILENSON. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Gordon Negus, Executive Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, retired on April 30, 1990 after 32 years of distinguished Government service. As Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, I can personally attest to his integrity, candid and forthright manner, and dedication to the vital interests of our Nation.
- Gordon Negus has had a distinguished career in the intelligence community, one in which he can take great personal and professional pride. His unswerving loyalty and dedication to preserving the security of the Nation have been clearly evident in his contributions to the arms reduction process. Mr. Negus played a vital role in formulating our country's negotiating position on the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks [START] with the Soviet Union. Through his efforts the threat of nuclear holocaust has been reduced, making the world a safer place for all of us.
- Mr. Speaker, Gordon Negus exemplifies the true definition of a public servant. His selfless commitment to the Federal service is a model for all of us to emulate. Mr. Negus has clearly earned his retirement. I can assure you that he will be sorely missed. I congratulate him for a job well done and wish him, his wife Barbara and their six children well deserved happiness and success in the years to come.