2003 CPEO Military List Archive

From: CPEO Moderator <cpeo@cpeo.org>
Date: 18 Apr 2003 17:31:22 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Retired officer addresses summit
Posted on Fri, Apr. 18, 2003
Retired officer addresses summit
Says civilians, military must work together

With 61 active military installations and a still-vibrant defense
industry, California has a big stake in the war on terrorism.

So civilian communities and their military neighbors need to get
together to get along, said William Jefferds, senior military adviser to
Gov. Gray Davis and director of the state Office of Military Support.

Jefferds, a retired Army major general and former school superintendent
-- he holds a doctorate in education -- was in Monterey on Wednesday and
Thursday as a key participant in the second annual "Partnership for
Preparedness" summit in Monterey.

The conference drew more than 100 state, community, military and
business leaders to Monterey's DoubleTree Hotel to discuss issues
affecting relationships among local communities, the state, the defense
industry and the military.

Monterey, Jefferds said, has been "a great example" of helping to reduce
the costs of operating military bases by providing fire protection,
public works and other municipal services to the Naval Postgraduate
School and Defense Language Institute.

This week's conference, Jefferds noted, stemmed from a master's thesis
written by Marine Corps Capt. Mark Zipsie, who served on the staff of
last year's summit conference, while he was a student at NPS.

This year's focus, Jefferds said, was on preventing encroachments by
civilian neighbors that would interfere with the training and missions
of the state's military installations.

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