Ceremony Marking the Marine Corps Favorable Financial Audit Opinion
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Representative K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following statement today regarding the ceremony honoring the Unites States Marine Corps for conducting a successful audit for fiscal year 2012 – the first of its kind for the Department of Defense.
“I want to congratulate the United States Marine Corps on a job well done. There were some difficult times when some thought this day would not come, but in typical Marine fashion they confronted the problem and took the beach-head. Marines are often called upon to lead us into battle, and today is evidence of that esprit de corps. I encourage other services to follow their tenacity in tackling this mission.
“I also would like to acknowledge the Department of Defense leadership. While the Marines are the tip of the spear, pulling the entire Department together in one effort to improve financial management is nothing short of monumental. I expect we will see more accomplishments in the coming years as the process is perfected across the department.
“We must build on this achievement. Proper financial management is imperative to a fully functioning, efficient Department of Defense, and I am grateful to the Marines for taking the lead. Again, congratulations to the Marine Corps on a job well done.”
Congressman K. Michael Conaway
2430 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515