[Congressional Record Volume 159, Number 26 (Monday, February 25, 2013)]
[Pages S808-S809]

                     TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL J. MULLIGAN

  Mr. REID. Mr. President, I rise today to recognize the important work 
of Michael J. Mulligan, who retired February 1, 2013. Mr. Mulligan 
demonstrated great dedication to enhancing the safety and security of 
the United States Senate, staff, and visitors.
  Beginning his career as a combat engineer officer in the U.S. Army, 
Mr. Mulligan served a 15-year tour at Fort Ritchie, MD, as the Chief of 
Engineering and Plans. During this time, he directed the largest 
expansion of facilities, infrastructure, and community planning in the 
installation's history. While on temporary assignment to the Army Corps 
of Engineers in Kuwait, Mr. Mulligan led technical advisors to provide 
engineering assistance to restore two war damaged air bases.
  Mr. Mulligan went on to serve as Director of Facilities at the 
Alternate Joint Communications Center-Site R. He directed operations to 
sustain facility excellence in engineering, contingency planning, life 
support, and logistics in support of Continuity of Operations for the 
senior DOD leadership--a mission which he ably executed on September 
11, 2001.
  Mr. Mulligan was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2011. 
As a senior leader in the National Security Agency, Mr. Mulligan 
provided invaluable stewardship of an important classified program that 
supported the National Security Emergency Preparedness program.
  Furthermore, Mr. Mulligan has authored several writings on public 
administration and leadership and received numerous service medals and 
commendations for exceptional public service.
  I, along with my colleagues in the Senate, congratulate Mr. Mulligan 
on his well-earned retirement and wish him all the best in his future 

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