Saturday, May 30, 2015
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Armed Forces

Armed Forces

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

PrayFocusArmedForcesChristine Wormuth, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

Christine Wormuth holds undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Fine Art from Williams College. She received a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Maryland, and entered government as a Presidential Management Intern. She worked in the Policy Office of the Secretary of Defense, and then as the French desk officer during and after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

In 2007, Ms. Wormuth traveled as Staff Director with the Commission to Iraq, focusing on the readiness of the Iraqi police forces.

She has held numerous policy and defense strategy positions within the Department of Defense. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy in June 2014.

IN THE NEWS: Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Christine E. Wormuth met with Greece’s Minister of Defense Panos Karmenos at the Pentagon to discuss security and defense issues of mutual concern. Wormuth also noted the important support Greece is providing the coalition in opposing the Islamic State, and Karmenos agreed that the security situation along NATO’s southern flank is a growing concern, and called for NATO to develop a southern strategy. Wormuth also conveyed that Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is looking forward to working with Greece and meeting Karmenos at the NATO Ministerial next month.