Executive Order No. 205 (2020) -

Executive Order No. 205 (2020)

Governor Philip D. Murphy

Executive Order No. 205 (2020)

An Order Directing the U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of United States Air Force Captain Kelliann Leli

Issued: December 2, 2020.

Effective: December 2, 2020.

WHEREAS, United States Air Force Captain Kelliann Leli, 30, of Parlin, New Jersey, died on November 27, 2020 in a non-combat related vehicle incident at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates; and

WHEREAS, Captain Leli was a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and earned her commission in 2012 before completing her medical program; and

WHEREAS, Captain Leli was a physician assigned to the 60

Healthcare Operations Squadron at the Family Medicine Clinic at David Grant United States Air Force Medical Center on Travis Air Force Base in California; and

WHEREAS, Captain Leli was on her first deployment, stationed at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel as part of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing; and

WHEREAS, Captain Leli was a beloved member of our New Jersey family whose presence will be greatly missed by her family, her friends, her fellow servicemembers, and by the people of New Jersey whom are grateful for her service; and

WHEREAS, it is with immense sadness that we mourn Captain Leli's sudden passing, and extend our deepest sympathy and gratitude to her family; and

WHEREAS, it is appropriate to honor the exemplary character, outstanding achievements, and cherished memory of Captain Leli and to mark her passing;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, PHILIP D. MURPHY, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

1. The flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices, agencies, and instrumentalities during appropriate hours on Thursday, December 3, 2020, in recognition and mourning of Captain Kelliann Leli.

2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

(Published March 8, 2016 in the New Jersey Register at 48 N.J.R. 527(a). Published December 2, 2020 in the New Jersey Register at 53 N.J.R. 3(a).)

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