Navy Retirement

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Peter T. Kelleher, CDR, USN Commanding Officer, Navy Recruiting District Los Angeles

This is to certify that Chief Electronics Technician Submarine Navigation (SS/DSI) Daniel Edward Osterday was transferred from active duty to the Fleet Reserve of the United States Navy on the 31st day of October, 2019 after 20 years of service. This certificate is awarded as a Testimonial of Faithful and Honorable Service.

October 31, 2019

The Honorable Barack H. Obama Former President of the United States


October 31, 2019


The Honorable George W. Bush Former President of the United States

Congratulations on your retirement from the United States Armed Forces. I am proud to have served as your Commander in Chief, and I am pleased to join your family, friends, and colleagues in recognizing your career accomplishments.

Throughout history, the dedicated men and women of our military have protected our citizens and preserved the ideals that make our country strong. Their courage and sacrifice have inspired countless people and have helped shape America’s character.

On behalf of a grateful Nation, I thank you for your contributions to our security and to the cause of peace and freedom. Your service, patriotism, and selfless devotion have helped advance the universal hope of liberty at home and around the world.

Laura and I send our best wishes for health and happiness in the years ahead. May God bless you, and may God continue to bless America.

July 1, 2019

The Honorable William J. Clinton Former President of the United States

I am pleased to join with your family and friends in congratulating you on your retirement from the United States Navy. You have served our country with distinction and honor, and you can be proud of your contributions to our national security and to peace around the world.

I am delighted to send my best wishes as you celebrate this milestone and your years of military service.

August 13, 2019

The Honorable Richard V. Spencer The Secretary of the Navy

On behalf of the Department of the Navy, please accept my sincere appreciation for a distinguished 20 years of service to the United States Navy and the nation.

Your record of performance, leadership, and care for our Sailors and Marines reflects the highest standards of the military profession. You can take pride that your service and dedication will serve as a true legacy for the shipmates you leave behind.

May you find continued success in all future endeavors. Congratulations on a job well done and thank you for standing the watch.

July 10, 2019

Joseph F. Dunfort, GEN, USMC Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

On the occasion of your retirement from the United States Navy, I want to thank you for your commitment to our Nation and congratulate you on a distinguished career. You can take pride in all you achieved during two decades of service and the lives you touched along the way.

I especially want to thank you for the significant contributions you made in Submarine and Naval Recruiting operations. The number of your sea tours and accomplishments as a nuclear officer recruiter is not lost on me. Please know that you depart our active ranks with the admiration and appreciation of all with whom you served.

Again, thank you for your service and all you have contributed. My wife, Ellyn, joins me in thanking your daughter, Isadora, for sharing you with the Navy. As you go over the side for the next chapter of your life, I wish you fair winds and following seas.

August 13, 2019