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McDonnell's military commission to review Va. defense cuts

Anita Kumar

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) said Thursday afternoon that he has asked his newly formed statewide military commission to focus its initial work on Defense Secretary Robert Gates's decision to shutter the Joint Forces Command, a military installation employing more than 6,000 in Hampton Roads, and slash the Pentagon's budget for military contractors over the next three years.

"As governor, I will work with leaders from both parties, the private sector, all levels of government and the military to ensure that these facilities remain in the Commonwealth for the sake of our national security,'' McDonnell said in a statement. "The members of the commission will play key roles in this effort, and I thank them for agreeing to serve in this capacity. There is important work to be done."

McDonnell previously tapped former U.S. representatives Tom Davis (R-Va.) and Owen Pickett (D-Va.) to head up the panel.

Thursday afternoon, he announced the other members of the Governor's Commission on Military and National Security Facilities. The commission, which will hold its first meeting Sept. 3 in Richmond, will meet at least quarterly.

See below for the names of the commission members:

Former representative Tom Davis
Former representative Owen Pickett

Cabinet Members.
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling - Hanover
Jim Cheng - Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Richmond
Terrie Suit - Assistant to the Governor for Commonwealth Preparedness, Virginia Beach

Legislative Members
Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple, Arlington
Sen. Jeffrey McWaters, Virginia Beach
Del. John Cosgrove, Chesapeake
Del. Mark Sickles, Fairfax
Del. Richard Anderson, Prince William County

Commission Citizen Member appointees:
Gen. John N. Abrams, U.S. Army (Retired), Arlington
David L. Bernd, CEO, Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk
Lisa Marie Cheney, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs, Alexandria
Barry DuVall, President and CEO, Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Newport News
Lt. Gen. Albert J. Edmonds, U.S. Army (Retired), Alexandria
Vice Adm. Hank Giffin, U.S. Navy (Retired), Norfolk
Gerald L. Gordon, President/CEO of the Economic Development Authority, Fairfax County
Maj. Gen. Patricia P. Hickerson, U.S. Army (Retired), Arlington
Lt. Gen. Joseph Richard Inge, U.S. Army (Retired), Williamsburg
Gen. John Jumper, U.S. Air Force (Retired), Burke
Adm. Timothy J. Keating, U.S. Navy (Retired), Alexandria
Gen. Robert Magnus U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), Alexandria
Dario Marquez, Chairman and CEO of MVM Inc., Ashburn
Wick Moorman, President, Norfolk Southern, Norfolk
Gary Nakamoto, Chairman, Base Technologies Inc., Great Falls
Gen. John Harold Tilelli Jr., U.S. Army (Retired), Alexandria
Lt. Gen. John R. Wood, U.S. Army (Retired), Alexandria

Special Advisor to the Commission:
Adm. Harold W. Gehman Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired), Virginia Beach

Counsel to the Commission:
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli

By Anita Kumar  |  August 26, 2010; 5:24 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Robert F. McDonnell  
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