Senator Thom Tillis

Tillis Named Chairman of Senate Armed Services Subcommittee

January 18, 2017



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

CONTACT: Daniel Keylin | (202) 224-6342

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) was selected to serve as the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, the panel with jurisdiction over Department of Defense (DOD) personnel policies, including compensation, benefits, education and health care for servicemembers, their families, and DOD civilian employees.

“It’s an honor to chair the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee and serve as a champion for quality of life issues for our brave men and women in uniform, as well as their families,” said Senator Tillis. “During my time as chairman, the Personnel Subcommittee will work on solutions to improve TRICARE services, increase healthcare coordination between the military and private sector, and improve conditions at military facilities.”

Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel

  • Responsibilities: Military and Department of Defense (DOD) civilian personnel policies; end strengths for military personnel; military personnel compensation and benefits; military health care; and military nominations.
  • Special additional areas: Professional Military Education; DOD schools; DOD child care and family assistance; Civil-military programs; POW/MIA issues; Armed Forces Retirement Home; Morale, Welfare and Recreation; and military commissaries and exchanges.
  • Oversight of budget accounts: Military personnel; military retirement; Defense Health Program; DOD Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Care Fund; and operation and maintenance for certain education and civil-military programs.
  • Oversight of DOD offices: Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel & Readiness); Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs); Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs).
  • Oversight of DOD agencies: Defense Health Agency; Defense Commissary Agency; and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency.###

ACT representative attend DC Parade for July 4

July 12, 2016


WASHINGTON – The United States Marine Band performs during the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 1, 2016. The guest of honor for the parade was the Honorable Richard M. Burr and the Honorable Thom Tillis, United States Senators from North Carolina. The hosting official was Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, deputy commandant for aviation. >>READ MORE

Representatives from ACT, including Will Lewis, Marc Finlayson, James Norment, Pete Rose and Randy West attended the Friday Evening Parade and the ceremony to follow. It was another opportunity to meet with the NC Military Affairs Commission to further advocate for MCAS Cherry Point.

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Senator says Cherry Point needs an update

June 01, 2016

Havelock Mayor Will Lewis, US Senator Thom Tillis

by Drew Wilson, Havelock News

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis toured Cherry Point on Wednesday afternoon and later met with base supporters, telling them the base’s infrastructure “needs to be updated.” He went on to say, “we have got to change the culture” with respect to spending and “figure out where the best use of the dollar is.”

He said that 45 percent of the Marine Corps was located in Eastern North Carolina and that the bases here represented “the tip of the spear.”

“If we don’t have them ready, equipped and trained, they can’t protect us,” Tillis said. >>READ MORE