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Updates from the Council

Welcome message from Chair Tauscher

Hon. Ellen Tauscher Welcome, and thank you for visiting the official website of the California Governor?s Military Council.

Governor Brown formed the Governor's Military Council in March, 2013 to strengthen California?s support for our military and national security partners in the Golden State. Our bipartisan group provides a unified voice in support of the military, their families, and its partners here in California and helps state leaders understand how to support this important mission.

A range of distinguished retired military leaders serve on our Council, as well as civic and legislative leaders from throughout the state. It's an impressive group.

Our Council?s work kicked off in June, 2013 at a meeting hosted by Governor Brown in the State Capitol. We discussed our goals for the Council and received presentations from commanders located nearby at Beale and Travis Air Force Bases. In September, we visited San Diego and military bases there. We also helped to announce an economic impact report commissioned by the San Diego Military Advisory Council. The report found that about a quarter of the San Diego regional economy can be attributed to the military mission located there, a powerful reminder of the positive benefits of military presence in our state.

This month, our Council meets at the Los Angeles Air Force Base and will explore how to strengthen support for Southern California military bases and California-based aerospace companies. Later, in 2014, our Council will provide recommendations to the Governor and Legislature about how state leaders can continue to support the national security mission here in California.

As a former seven-term Member of Congress and Chair of the House Armed Services Committee's Strategic Forces Subcommittee, I know how important California is to our nations' security. Each of my fellow Council members shares this recognition. Together, through our work on the Council, we?re committed to ensuring that California is an excellent place to advance our national security.

Please visit our website for periodic updates of our progress.

Ellen Tauscher
Chair, Governor's Military Council