Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus released the following statement about his upcoming deployment overseas with the U.S. Navy:
“I have been notified that in the near future I will be mobilizing overseas for the United States military. I, along with many other Orange County residents, have an obligation to fulfill my commitment as a member of the armed services. Over the past five years, my administration has put together a tremendous leadership team. I’m confident that they, along with the County workforce, will continue to work diligently for the taxpayers of Orange County.”
Neuhaus is currently serving in the United States Navy Reserves as a Lieutenant Commander, assigned to special operations. He anticipates being called to active duty early in 2019 and the assignment will likely include an overseas deployment. Neuhaus has been deployed in the past, including last year when he spent a month in South Korea.
Sometime later this year, Neuhaus anticipates undergoing training within the United States. During this training as well as during deployment, he expects to be capable of regular contact with County staff.
“We have a solid managerial, legal, and financial team in place and I expect to be able to be in contact with all of them,” Neuhaus said. “Orange County will continue in the positive direction it’s been heading under my administration. I look forward to completing my mission and returning as quickly as possible to get back to my family and my County work.”