HOPE LETUVAI BEAN PROMOTED TO CHIEF

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CONGRESSMAN ENI F.H. FALEOMAVAEGA American Samoa U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C.

NEWS RELEASE

July 11, 2000

WARRANT OFFICER 4 IN THE U.S. ARMY

Congressman Faleomavaega is proud to announce that Mrs. Hope Letuvai Bean recently was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CW4) in the United States Army.

CW4 Bean is currently Director of the Warrant Officer Basic Course making her responsible for the overall course administration, training, advising and counseling of approximately 200 Warrant Officers annually. She teaches Standard Property Book System-Redesign to over 300 officers attending the Officer Basic and Advance Courses, as well as the Supply and Services Management Officers Course. In addition her duties includes giving logistics briefings to new battalion and brigade commanders in the Pre-Command Course. She is the principal instructor for Property Accounting Technicians and also serves as the Property Book technician subject matter expert for the U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School.

"Hope to me is the epitome of a Samoan woman with the heart and determination to get ahead in life. I am very proud of her. Her dedication and service to our country is greatly appreciated," Faleomavaega said.

CW4 Bean’s military career began in June 1975 when she joined the Women Army Corps, just 20 days after graduating from high school. After 12 years of working her way through the enlisted ranks from Private First Class to Sergeant First Class, she decided to transition into the Warrant Officer Career field. She served overseas tours in Korea, Germany, and Hawaii. She also served tours in Ft. Myer, Ft. Monroe, and Ft. Ord on the U.S. Mainland.

While pursuing her military career, Hope also attended college and accumulated college credits. She holds an Associates degree in Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Development from Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her military education includes numerous Non-Commissioned Officers Courses, the Supply Management Officer Course, Quartermaster Warrant Officer Candidate Course, Warrant Officer Basic Course and the Warrant Officer Advanced Course.

CW4 Bean's awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award. She is most proud of being the two-time winner of the Chief of Staff Supply Excellence Program at the 703rd MI Brigade, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii in 1994 and the 205th MI Battalion, at Ft. Shafter, Hawaii in 1997. She is also the proud recipient of the Order of Saint Barbara while serving as the Property Book Officer in the Division Artillery 7th ID (L), from 1987 to 1989.

"We are once again blessed with another Samoan daughter who has accomplished a lot in her military career. Our youths can look to her as another excellent role model for success," Faleomavaega said.

Ms. Hope Letuvai Bean is married to Daniel W. Bean and they have five children. She hails from a family of 12 siblings -- eight girls and four boys; among the brothers are Trevor Tuiolosega and Lieutenant Colonel Mapu Jamias. She credits all her success and accomplishments to the strong family and religious values that were taught at home by her mother, Ma’ave Saei Jamias, a native of Pava’ia’i, American Samoa. Her grandparents are Saei Paogofie from Pava’ia’i and Amasone Tupuola of Ta'u.

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