Colonel Rocky J. Chávez, United States Marine Corps (Retired)


Vice Admiral Jody A. Breckenridge, United States Coast Guard (Retired)

Military Leadership

Colonel Deborah Aspling, United States Air Force (Retired)
Major General Alice Astafan, United States Air Force (Retired)
Lieutenant General Edward Hanlon, Jr., United States Marine Corps (Retired)
Major General Anthony L. Jackson, United States Marine Corps (Retired)
Rear Admiral James Johnson, United States Navy, (Retired), M.D.
Major General Dennis Kenneally, United States Army (Retired)
Vice Admiral Daniel Oliver, United States Navy (Retired)
Major General Eldon P. Regua, United States Army (Retired)
Rear Admiral Kenneth D. Slaght, United States Navy (Retired)
Lieutenant General Eugene L. Tattini, United States Air Force (Retired)

Civic Leadership

Thomas R. Berard, Senior Executive, Department of the Air Force (retired)
Philip E. Coyle, Defense Expert and former BRAC Commissioner
Joseph A. Czyzyk, Chairman and CEO, Mercury Air Group
Charles A. Giacchi, Senior Executive, Department of the Navy (retired)
Honorable Ellen Tauscher (Chair Emeritus)

State Leadership

Major General David S. Baldwin, Adjutant General, California Military Department
Lenny Mendonca, Director, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
Dr. Vito Imbasciani, Secretary, California Department of Veterans Affairs
Kate Gordon, Director, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks)
State Senator Richard Roth (D-Riverside)

Biographies of Council members are available here.


Allison Hsieh, Policy Advisor, 916-327-0157,
Gareth Smythe, Policy Advisor,