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Defense Affairs Committee

The mission of the Chamber Defense Affairs Committee (DAC) is to foster economic vitality by further strengthening the alliance of relationships among the Chamber, the Chamber network, the Central Virginia community, the regional defense & intelligence community, and our veterans.

In 2009, the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce established an innovative Chamber Defense Enterprise Round Table to better serve the region’s growing, job-producing business sector. Renamed the Chamber Defense Affairs Committee, it has become the leading defense intelligence enterprise advocate within the region.

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2021 Meeting Schedule

February 25: Guest speaker Rob Jones, UVA Applied Research Institute (ARI)

May 27, 12pm on Zoom: Memorial Day Commemoration with Gold Star family members COL (Ret) Bob Hess and Khizr and Ghazala Khan

August 26, 12pm on Zoom

Resources for Military/Veterans

More About DAC

Defense Affairs Committee meetings focus on five main areas:

  1. Community engagement: Advocacy and support for the defense industry in our region.
  2. Government engagement: Advocate and support the needs of the local defense community with local, state and federal elected officials.
  3. Education: Identify and facilitate partnerships between the local defense community and local K-12 and higher education institutions for research and education.
  4. Research: In process
  5. Veterans: Advocacy and support for veterans and their families.