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Press Release

For Immediate Release

Dallasite Reappointed to National Office

Christopher Cummings, Operations Manager for Cushman & Wakefield of Texas, received unanimous appointment by the General Council of the Naval Order of the United States as Registrar General of the non-profit organization and will take office on April 15, 2006. In this position he will be responsible maintaining membership records of over 1,800 Companions and initiating, processing and recording financial activities relating to membership. He reports to the Commander General, Captain Carter Conlin, USN (Ret). Cummings previously served as the
Registrar General in 2002 and 2003 and was the first former Navy enlisted member to hold national office in the Order. He also will be a member of the General Council.

Cummings has over ten years of military service with Title 10 and Title 32 forces starting with the United States Navy and ending with the Texas Military Forces. He was a non-commissioned officer in USS PREBLE (DDG46) homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and senior enlisted adviser with air support groups throughout Texas. He was selected as the 2002 Guardsman of the Year by the Air Force Association. During his last period of service he was awarded the Air Force Master Civil Engineer and Force Protection occupational badges. In April 2005, he left the
service with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant (E8). Cummings also held active credentials as a United States Merchant Mariner for seventeen years.

Founded on July 4, 1890, The Naval Order of the United States is America’s oldest exclusively naval society. Its mission is to encourage research and preservation of naval and maritime documents, and to advance the national security of the United States. It fosters an informed interest in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine, and emphasizes that the readiness of these organizations is essential to national security, makes victory in war certain and is a deterrent to aggression.

The rolls of the Naval Order include the names of three U.S. Presidents, several Secretaries of Defense and of the Navy, Chiefs of Naval Operations and Commandants of the Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Admirals and generals, as well as many naval officers who have distinguished themselves in the annals of our nation's naval history have been Companions of the Naval Order.

Regular membership is open to any United States citizen (and their descendants over 18 years of age) who has served or is serving as an officer or enlisted member of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, Maritime Service, Public Health Service or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Naval Order may confer either associate or honorary membership upon individuals, who are not otherwise eligible for regular or associate membership, if they have distinguished themselves in the support of the naval service..

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