Reid presented an American flag that had flown over the Capitol to Passmore to commemorate his two decades of outstanding military service. Passmore is in the United States Army and will assume command of the 1st Presidential Communications Command in February. He was joined by his wife, Mary, and their children Devin, Raquel and Miranda during the ceremony held at the U.S. Capitol.
“Bravery and fortitude define Nevada’s soldiers and veterans,” Reid said. “Major Sean Passmore’s impressive leadership and enduring patriotism during his distinguished career exemplify these principles. Those of us in the Silver State are very proud of Major Passmore’s two decades of military service.”
“I’d like to express my gratitude to Senator Reid for recognizing my family in Washington,” Passmore said. “It was an honor for all of us to be there. I’m very proud to be a soldier from Nevada.”
A Las Vegas native, Passmore attended Las Vegas High School. Upon graduating, he enlisted in the Army and became a dental technician making crowns, bridges and braces for soldiers and their families at Fort Gordon, Ga. During his time at Fort Gordon, he earned the distinction of being named Soldier of the Year for the entire post. After six years in the dentistry field, Passmore attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif. to become a Chinese linguist.