May is Military Appreciation Month

In 1999, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution designating May as National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM) for the purpose of reminding Americans of the important role the U.S. Armed Forces have played in the history and development of our country.

In celebration of Military Appreciation Month, we are recognizing some of our own staff members who served our country. While we have many others than those listed here who have served, the following represent a combined total of more than 128 years of service to our great nation. Thank you for your service!

Pictured above left to right:

Joe Hemleben (Special Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Litigation)
Current: United States Air Force Reserve, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, Two BW/JA Barksdale, AFB, Louisiana
Former:  United States Marine Corps Reserve, Company C, Anti-Terrorism Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Jackson, Mississippi, November 2004-January 2011
Activated in support of Operation Enduring Freedom

Billy Gore (Special Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Litigation)
United States Army, Retired.  Vietnam 1967-68
Mississippi Army National Guard 1975-1995
Medical Service Corp; Judge Advocate General Corp 

Darrell Baughn (Special Assistant Attorney General, MS Department of Corrections)
Medically Retired, served 14 years in Iraq and Afghanistan

George Neville (Special Assistant Attorney General, Civil Litigation)
Retired, United States Army Reserve, having served 30½ years

Pictured above left to right:

Phil Carter (Special Assistant Attorney General, Opinions Division)
United States Marine Corps
First Lieutenant 1969-1972
Served at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Cherry Point, North Carolina
Island of Okinawa

Don Kilgore (Special Assistant Attorney General, Executive Division)
Captain in the United States Air Force, November 1973-January 1978
Served as a Judge Advocate General assigned to the 314th Combat Support Group stationed at Little Rock Air Force Base

Pictured above left to right:

Danny Welch (Senior Investigator, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit)
Lieutenant Commander; United States Coast Guard, 1999 – Present
Activated in support of Persian Gulf: Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation New Dawn

John David Flowers (Senior Investigator, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit)
United States Coast Guard, Boatswain Mate 3rd Class, 1986-1991

Tina Bennett (BSN, RN, CGN, SANE, CFN – Nurse, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit)
Former Technical Sergeant, Served in Mississippi Air Guard, March 1986-April 1994
Activated in support of Desert Storm/Shield

Ricky Luke (Assistant Attorney General, Opinions Division)
Captain, United States Army Reserve, Armor
Enlisted: 1976-1981
Officer: 1981-1989