Community Support for Ohio’s Military Installations – Community Leaders

The Ohio Defense Forum

On Thursday, October 6, 2016, as part of the second day of the Ohio Defense Forum at The Ohio State University, Steve participated in a panel discussion focused on understanding the major community initiatives within Ohio that support military installations. The panel, made up of community leaders such as a mayor and chamber of commerce president, discussed the important role that community members play in supporting military initiatives that are critical for defense leaders. On the benefits of communities and military organizations working together, Steve said “We want to make our defense employers stronger. We want our current defense employers to be bigger employers.” They also explored challenges faced by military institutions and the ways that communities can support them.