Military Affairs Task Force

Monday, August 6, 2012
Chicago, Illinois

Update on the U.S. Army Reserve

  • Major General Marcia M. Anderson (USAR), Deputy Chief, Army Reserve (IMA), Office of the Chief, Army Reserve, Washington, D.C

Presentation of the NCSL Study on State Efforts to Assist Veterans with Transportation

  • Erik Weber, Federal Transit Administration
  • Jaime Rall, Senior Policy Specialist, National Conference of State Legislatures

Special Panel Presentation: Readiness and Environmental Protection Initiative (REPI)

  • Panelist: Nancy Natoli, Program Director, Readiness and Environmental Protection Initiative (REPI), U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, D.C.
  • Panelist:  Brigadier General Bob Barnes (Ret., U.S. Army), Senior Policy Advisor, the Nature Conservancy, Washington, D.C.

This session focused on the Readiness and Environmental Protection Initiative (REPI), an established mechanism by which DoD partners with outside organizations to protect habitat and land uses that are compatible with the military mission. 

Panel Discussion: Public and Private Sector Veterans Employment Initiatives

  • Panelist: Bill Wilson, Committee Director, Texas Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations, Texas
  • Panelist: Ann Randazzo, Center for Energy Workforce Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Panelist: Gary Profit, Senior Director of Military Programs, Wal-Mart
  • Panelist: Joe Quinn, Senior Director, Issue Management and Strategic Outreach, Wal-Mart

Department of Veterans Affairs Telemedicine Initiative

Military Academies Opportunities Update

  • Representative Tim Moore, Admissions Liaison, Officer Director, Kentucky

Recap of 2012 State Legislative Action Regarding Service Member and Family Issues and Preview of 2013

  • Ed Kringer, Director, State Liaison and Education Opportunity, Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, Washington, D.C.

The next Task Force on Military and Veterans’ Affairs meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4 or Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, and in conjunction with
NCSL’s Fall Forum at the Hilton Washington in Washington, D.C.