Durbin Announces Springfield's Tom Lamont Named to Commission on Military Monuments
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today congratulated Springfield native Tom Lamont, the former Assistant Secretary for Manpower and Reserve Affairs within the Department of the Army, on his appointment to the American Battle Monuments Commission. The Commission is responsible for honoring American armed forces where they have served and for controlling the construction of military monuments and markers on foreign soil by others.
“I had no doubt that when Tom Lamont retired as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, his service to our nation was far from over,” said Durbin. “I am proud to have Tom as a friend and fellow Illinoisan. I wish him the best in this next challenge.”
After four years as Assistant Secretary for Manpower and Reserve Affairs within the Department of the Army, Lamont retired in September 2013. Lamont previously served as a colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard, Office of the Judge Advocate General. He retired after twenty-five years of service in 2007. Lamont has also served as Executive Director of the Office of the State Attorney Appellate Prosecutor, Director of Civil Litigation in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Executive Director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, and currently, as Special Counsel to the University of Illinois.
Lamont received his bachelor's degree from Illinois State University in 1969 and earned his law degree from the University of Illinois, College of Law in 1972. In 1990, Lamont was elected to the University of Illinois, Board of Trustees. He has served as a trustee of the State University Retirement System, a member of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, and the U.S. Senate Judicial Nomination Commission.
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