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US Representative Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen

Proudly Representing American Samoa

Amata Congratulates Retiring Chief Warrant Officer Taufaga’afa Lincoln P. Glenister upon 40 Years of Service

November 20, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is congratulating U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW5) Taufaga’afa Lincoln P. Glenister from Pago Pago upon his retirement ceremony following more than 40 years of honorable service to our country.

Chief Glenister enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1977, then entered active duty 40 years ago in 1978. Early in his career, he spent five years as a Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. In 1986, he began his more than 32 years in Special Operations, earning his “Green Beret.”

“Thank you to Chief Taufaga’afa Glenister for his impressive 40-year record of service to our country, and congratulations upon this well-earned retirement,” said Aumua Amata. “Chief Glenister served all over the world, rose to positions of high responsibility as Command Chief Warrant Officer, deployed forward, and earned a long list of awards and decorations. He’s ‘one of our own,’ as we like to say, and all of American Samoa can be very proud of him and his service record.”

 

GLENISTERChief Taufaga’afa Lincoln P. Glenister

 

Chief Glenister is part of a true U.S. military family serving extensively, including his brothers, his wife Lt. Col. (RET) Cindy (Johnson) Glenister, and now several of their four children also serve in the U.S. Army. They also have five grandchildren. He totaled it up, and the family has already logged over 185 years of combined service and counting.

“All the best wishes to Chief Glenister as you retire and make your new plans,” continued Congresswoman Amata. “Congratulations to the whole family, and enjoy spending more time with your loved ones.”

Chief Glenister was specially honored by the Army in a retirement ceremony, attended widely by his family, including his father, Roland Glenister, and his mother, Naijo Fuata-Belford.

To put his four decades of service into perspective, he notes that served under seven different Commanders-in-Chief, Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump.

“He is another superb example of dedication and excellence for his own family and our young people in American Samoa,” concluded Amata. “Thank you to all our people serving today all over the world, and all our Veterans.”

 

Glenister with friends and familyFamily and friends attended Chief Glenister’s Retirement Ceremony

 

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