Congressman Pence Hosts Major General Carr For Joint Meeting of Congress

April 3, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) hosted Adjutant General of the Indiana National Guard, Major General Courtney P. Carr, for a Joint Meeting of Congress address by Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg.

“As we celebrate 70 years of NATO with our European and Canadian allies, it was a privilege to hear directly from Secretary General Stoltenberg on the future of the alliance,” Congressman Pence, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said. “I was honored to host Major General Carr for Secretary General Stoltenberg’s address.”

The Indiana National Guard has partnered with America’s Slovakian NATO allies; a relationship that demonstrates Hoosier’s commitment to defending freedom and liberty in solidarity with likeminded nations and partners. Congressman Pence, in addition to sitting on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, serves on the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment. Pence is also an appointed alternate member of the U.S. Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

"Our 25-year partnership with Slovakia has established a foundation of trust, friendship, and interoperability that enhances our mutual capability and prepares our forces for the future by working in support of defense security goals,” Major General Carr said. "Thank you, Congressman Pence, for highlighting this important relationship."

About the SPP Program and the IN National Guard

Indiana has hosted our Slovakian partners numerous times at Atterbury and Muscatatuck (both in the 6th District). Most recently as both participants and observers of the TAG Match, Bold Quest and Cyber Shield. Our Slovakian partners have been invited to observe United Front in May. Indiana Guardsmen and Slovak troops deployed side-by-side to Afghanistan in 2011.