The Heart of Georgia Energy Coalition has invited members of the 2005 BRAC Commission and the Director of the Mark Center to discuss the BRAC process with the Warner Robins community.
“BRAC” is an acronym that stands for Base Realignment and Closure. It is the congressionally authorized process DoD has previously used to reorganize its base structure to more efficiently and effectively support our forces, increase operational readiness, and facilitate new ways of doing business. The BRAC Commission was created to provide an objective, thorough, accurate, and non-partisan review and analysis of the list of bases and military installations which the Department of Defense (DoD) recommends be closed and/or realigned based on selection criteria set forth by Congress.
Commissioners Philip Coyle, General James Hill, and James Bilbray along with Dr. Andrea Morris will be present at this event in a discussion facilitated by Maj. Gen. Bob McMahon of the 21st Century Partnership.
President Obama’s 2014 Budget calls for a BRAC in 2015.
By attending this event, businesses and community leaders will learn answers to questions like these:
- How do they come up with the criteria?
- How do they apply the criteria to so many different bases with different missions?
- What kind of community input do they look for?
- Is the relationship between the Base Leadership and the Union really that important, and what can we do to improve it as a community?
All these questions and more will be answered at “BRAC: A Community Discussion.” This event will be held on Wednesday, May 15th, 3-5 p.m., at the Middle Georgia Technical College Auditorium, 30 Cohen Walker Dr., Warner Robin,s GA 31088. There will be a reception immediately following the event.
Advance registration is required. Contact JaLynn Hudnall at 478-397-8156 or jalynn@theHGEC.org.