Thursday, October 8, 2015
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During his famous Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln said that America is a nation “conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” He proceeded to question whether or not such a nation “can long endure.” The testing ground for such a nation, as he observed, was not in the halls of academia or before the high courts. Rather, Americans prove defend their nation’s existence on the field of battle.

Since the conception of America, the United States military has stood as a line of defense between the American people and those who would see this great land conquered. During World War 2, it was the American military that crumbled the fascist war machines of Europe. Even today in Iraq and Afghanistan, our troops are fighting to rid the world of the disease that is radical militant Islam.

Edmund Burke once said “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” The United States military is our nation’s promise to both ourselves and our neighbors that evil will never triumph.

The men and women who volunteer to stand downrange of enemy fire deserve our prayers.

Through the “Adopt our Troops” program, you can both register and adopt a specific member of America’s armed forces in prayer. What greater gift could you provide these troops than intercession on behalf of our omnipotent God?

Please take the time to adopt one of these soldiers and pray for them every day. If you know a specific member of the military, please register them. More than anything we could personally give them, our troops need our support through prayer.

Featured Member of the Armed Forces for Prayer

PrayFocusArmedForcesAlan F. Estevez, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

Alan Estevez is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where he earned a B.A. in Political Science. He also holds an M.S. degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (now the Eisenhower School) at the National Defense University, Washington, D.C.

He has worked with the Department of Defense since 1981, holding positions of increasing responsibility within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of the Army, and the Military Traffic Management Command. He spent four years as Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Supply Chain Integration and was responsible for developing global defense supply chain management and distribution policies.

Prior to his current appoint, Estevez served in areas of logistics and material readiness, and was responsible for managing of budget of over $70 billion in logistics operations.

He was confirmed by the Senate as the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics in October 2013.

IN THE NEWS: The Defense Department, through Alan F. Estevez, praised the U.S. Transportation Command for its “unparalleled” ability to deploy and sustain forces across long distances with a combined focus on acquisitions, innovation and cyber, even though the fiscal budget plans could be built on precarious numbers, “still in wet cement” and pending congressional approval. “We’re building off a ’15 budget that doesn’t exist … and whatever we get in the ’16 budget is probably going to be lower than $568 billion.” Estevez said the current defense funding that sequestration cuts could pare by $38 billion. He warned that the Defense Department could end up with less funding than at sequestration levels. “All these things to save money for the budget actually cost the American people dollars and they cost your military combat power, and that is not a good place to be,” Estevez said. “But that is the reality we’re living in today.”