DEARBORN — City Councilman Kamal Alsawafy, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Michigan National Guard, has been called to deploy overseas in support of U.S. Operations, Council President Michael Sareini announced. This is anticipated to be a one-year deployment.
Alsawafy’s location and assignment details are classified information.
Federal and state law provides for an orderly process for elected officials to perform their civic duties while on military service abroad, Sareini said. Alsawafy is expected to continue participating in city council meetings and remotely execute his council duties through teleconference.
Residents will continue to be able to reach him via email communications and by contacting the City Council office.
“When I serve this community, I always seek to lead with honor, integrity, and selfless service,” Alsawafy said. “These values, which stem from my service as a Michigan army national soldier, can also mean putting the welfare of our nation and its citizens before my own.”