House Speaker Paul Ryan recently appointed Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon to serve on the newly created National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service.
Tom’s appointment to the Commission is testament to the tremendous work Freedom Alliance accomplishes for the young men and women of America’s Armed Forces.
It’s important to note that Tom’s work on this Commission will be part-time and allow him to continue his daily activities with Freedom Alliance.
He will serve on a Commission that was created by the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 23, 2016. The Commission is charged with conducting a review of the military Selective Service process which is commonly referred to as “the draft.” Among other responsibilities, the Commission will consider practices and policies for inspiring America’s youth toward military service and how the Armed Forces can recruit the human resources necessary to fill specialized occupations.
“It’s an honor to be appointed to this Commission,” Kilgannon said. “I thank Speaker Ryan for the opportunity and I look forward to getting to work. “God grants each of us with unique talents and abilities,” he continued, “and we should use those talents to help make our country and communities better and stronger.
“In fact,” explained Kilgannon, “our team at Freedom Alliance does this on a daily basis. We have implemented dynamic programs and harnessed the energies of thousands of volunteers to the benefit of wounded troops, military families and youth interested in military service. The first step toward encouraging a young American to military service is to care for those who have already served and sacrificed. Freedom Alliance does that as well as any organization in America and I am eager to share our experiences with this Commission.”