Task Force on Military and Veterans Affairs Agenda and Presentations | 2015 Capitol Forum

12/14/2015

Capitol Forum

Monday, Dec. 7, 2015

Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) at Quantico

Speaker

  • Steve Hundley, Community Plans and Liaison Officer, Marine Corps Base Quantico | Presentation
  • Tour: Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia 

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

NCSL Task Force on Military and Veterans Affairs Convenes

  • Opening Remarks by Task Force Co-Chair: Representative Dan Flynn, Texas
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Introductions

Transition to Veterans

Presiding

  • Representative Dan Flynn, Texas

Speaker

  • Dr. Susan S. Kelly, director, Transition to Veterans Program Office, U.S. Department of Defense, Virginia | Handout | No Presentation

Balancing Competing Demands: Community, Military and Environment

Presiding

  • Representative Dan Flynn, Texas

Speaker

  • John Conger, performing the duties of assistant secretary of defense, Energy, Installations and Environment, U.S. Department of Defense, Virginia | No Presentation

Veterans Education

Presiding

  • Representative Dean Dohrman, Missouri

Speakers

  • Evelyn Howard, associate director, Military Programs, American Council on Education, Washington, D.C. | Presentation
  • William Hubbard, vice president, Government Affairs, Student Veterans of America, Washington, D.C. | Presentation

Top State Policy Priorities

Presiding

  • Michael Behm, Stateside Associates | No Presentation

Speakers

  • Frank DiGiovanni, director, Force Readiness and Training, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Virginia | No Presentation
  • Marcus Beauregard, chief, State Liaison & Education Opportunity, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower & Reserve Affairs), Military Community & Family Policy, Virginia | Presentation

Mental Health of Service Members & Dependents

Presiding

  • Representative Dan Flynn, Texas

Speakers

  • Sharon Bird, president and CEO, Bird Consulting Group; Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Maryland| No Presentation
  • Dr. David Keyser, neurophysiologist and director of laboratory operations, Traumatic Injury Research Program, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Maryland | Presentation

Service Dogs for Veterans

Presiding

  • Senator Bryce Reeves, Virginia

Speaker:

  • Captain Jason A. Haag, USMC (Ret.), National Director of Military Affairs, American Humane Association| No Presentation
  • Axel (Service Dog)

Legislator Roundtable

Presiding

  • Erica Warren, Kentucky

Members were encouraged to share their priorities for 2016 or significant 2015 legislation

Disabled Veteran Employment

Presiding

  • Representative Sue Wilson, Wyoming

Speakers

  • Nadia Ibrahim, senior policy adviser, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. | Presentation
  • Brian Horn, director of policy, U.S. Business Leadership Network, Washington, D.C. | No Presentation
  • Dan Ellerman, director, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Northrop Grumman, Virginia | No Presentation

Army Soldier for Life Program Briefing

Presiding

  • Representative Dan Flynn, Texas

Speaker

  • Colonel Todd Kelly, U.S. Army Soldier for Life Program, Virginia | Presentation

Innovative State Program: Virginia Values Veterans

Presiding

  • Representative Dan Flynn, Texas

Speaker

  • Rick Ferry, deputy program manager (Northern Virginia), Virginia Values Veterans Program | No Presentation

Task Force WrapUp

  • Jim Reed: Key takeaways and tentative next meeting | No Presentation

Upcoming Task Force Meetings

  • May 19-20, 2016: Minneapolis (NCSL Spring Executive Committee)
  • Aug. 8-11, 2016: Chicago (NCSL Legislative Summit)