April 26, 2012 (Washington, DC ) -- Congressman Bob Filner has been selected to receive the Fleet Reserve Association’s (FRA) prestigious national 2012 Pinnacle Award at a ceremony in Washington, DC, today, April 26th.
“It is a great honor to be recognized for all of my work on behalf of our Navy, Marine and Coast Guard veterans!” said Congressman Filner. “I am truly humbled to receive this award. As Chair of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, we were able to pass landmark legislation to improve the G.I. Bill, increase funding for veterans healthcare and establish a plan to end veteran homelessness by 2015.”
Every year, the FRA selects one Member of Congress whose leadership epitomizes the FRA’s three cardinal principles -- loyalty, protection and service -- to receive the Pinnacle Award. Past winners of the Pinnacle Award include Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI).
The FRA is a non-profit organization that was congressionally chartered to represents the interests of the Sea Service community, which includes the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Coast Guard.