Testimony of Rear Admiral Tim Sullivan (30Jun05) Page: 2 of 8
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Thank you, Chairman Principi and members of the 2005 Defense Base Closure
and Realignment Commission for allowing me to testify before you today. I am here
today on behalf of Secretary Chertoff, who sends his regret that he could not attend
As you may know, I am a Rear Admiral in the United States Coast Guard, an
organizational element within the I)epartment of Homeland Security. I appear before
you today, not as an officer of the United States Armed Forces, but as a representative of
The Commission's purpose, as directed by law, is to provide an objective, non-
partisan, and independent review and analysis of the list of military installation
recommendations that the Department of Defense has issued. Among the factors for your
consideration are the operational and financial impacts that base closures and
realignments will have on securing and defending the Homeland.
I am here today to talk about the impacts of base closures and realignments on
the Department of Homeland Security's mission. I'd like to start by providing you with
potential specific impacts on Homeland Security facilities and then close by addressing
concerns within the broader context of Homeland Defense.
Here’s what’s next.
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