Wilson Named Chairman of Readiness Subcommittee

Jan 11, 2017
Press Release

House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry announced Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) will serve as the Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness for the 115th Congress:

Chairman Thornberry said:

“Make no mistake—our military is facing a readiness crisis. I believe there is no better choice than Congressman Joe Wilson to lead the effort to rebuild our military. As a veteran, he’s committed to our service members. As the past Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, he knows the threats our country is facing at home and abroad. As a military father, he’s a fierce advocate for ensuring that our troops have the resources they need to complete the mission.

“I look forward to working with him in the coming Congress to address the readiness crisis and support our troops and military families.”

Wilson said:

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve as Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness. President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to rebuild the military and I want to support his positive efforts with his nominee for Secretary of Defense, General Jim Mattis.

“As our military faces an unprecedented readiness crisis, I will fight to ensure they have the resources and support they need to protect Americans at home and overseas. I’m humbled to lead such a critical subcommittee, which has oversight over $250 billion, and will work tirelessly for our men and women in uniform and to rebuild our nation’s military.”

The Readiness Subcommittee oversees military readiness, training, logistics and maintenance issues and programs, military construction, installations and family housing issues, and the BRAC process. It also oversees civilian personnel, energy security, and environmental issues that affect DOD. The Readiness Subcommittee makes sure that our troops are properly trained and their equipment is properly maintained so they can succeed in their missions, and that they have the facilities and services they deserve when they return home.