Missile defense champions of MDAA, from over 25 states, gathered in Washington D.C. Champions from states such as West Virginia, Maine, California, Ohio, Utah, New York, Arizona, and remote areas of our country such as the Navajo Reservation, came together for a common purpose. Their unifying goal of developing, deploying and evolving missile defense sent a statement of commitment and advocacy to the Administration, the Department of Defense and Congress.
This core group of champions had the privilege of being educated, from an objective and balanced perspective, by a variety of experts. Those experts included Major General John W. Holly (Deputy Director of the Missile Defense Agency), Mr. Richard Fieldhouse (Professional Minority Staff Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee), and Dr. Robert Soofer (Professional Majority Staff Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee). Also included was a White House briefing and remarks given by the Deputy National Security Advisor, Dr. J.D. Crouch, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of Counter Proliferation and Homeland Defense, Mr. John Rood, and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison, Tim Goeglein.
Great teams are built from the foundation of diversity, passion, and commitment to a common goal.