- STATE SENATE PRESIDENT RAY APPOINTS TYLL -
TO MAINE'S COMMISSION TO PROTECT THE LIVES/HEALTH
OF MEMBERS OF THE MAINE NATIONAL GUARD

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(03.07.11) AUGUSTA Christopher Tyll, of North Yarmouth, has been appointed by Maine Senate President Kevin L. Raye as a member of Maine's Commission to Protect the Lives and Health of Members of the Maine National Guard.


AUGUSTA, ME - Photo caption: North Yarmouth Resident, Chris Tyll Appointed to ME's
Commission to Protect the Lives/Health of Members of the ME Nat'l Guard


"I am delighted that Chris Tyll, who served with honor as a U.S. Navy SEAL, has agreed to serve on this important commission," said Raye. "His military experience will be invaluable as he keeps a watchful eye on the members of Maine's National Guard members and their families."

The nine member Commission to Protect the Lives and Health of Members of the Maine National Guard, with assistance from State agencies, has responsibilities with respect to the Maine National Guard that include:
  • Reviewing all preventive health care treatment practices and protocols.
  • Reviewing currently provided vaccinations, other medications.
  • Proposing recommendations for safer health care practices, protocols.
  • Providing for education on safer, more effective health care practices, protocols.
  • Assisting families of Maine National Guard members who died in military service from non-combat causes.
  • Tracking the care of physically and psychologically wounded members.
  • Assisting in ensuring appropriate demobilization procedures and follow-up for members on mental health issues.
Each year the Commission presents its findings and recommendations on the lives and health of the Maine National Guard - including any recommended changes to Maine law - to the Governor and the Legislature.

Mr. Tyll is serving on the Commission as a disabled Maine military person with a major non-combat disability suffered while serving in a military capacity.

Christopher Tyll is a United States Naval Academy graduate and former U.S. Navy SEAL who served 17 years in the U.S. military, including four tours in Iraq. He was recommended to Raye for the post by Maine Secretary of State Charles Summers who is also a Commander (Sel) in the U.S. Navy Reserves. Mr. Tyll, who is married and has two children, owns and operates Pat's Pizza in Portland.

 

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Rep. Strang Burgess, founder and owner of Burgess Advertising & Marketing in Portland, is a second-term legislator representing House District 108, which includes Chebeague Island, Cumberland, Long Island and part of North Yarmouth.

 

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