Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann and the Indiana Office of Defense Development have wrapped up the third annual Indiana Military Commanders Roundtable. The event featured commanders from six military installations throughout the state. May 21, 2015

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann met with military commanders yesterday from U.S. military installations located throughout the state at the third annual Indiana Military Commanders Roundtable hosted by the Indiana Office of Defense Development (IODD).

Lt. Governor Ellspermann commented, “These roundtable conversations with the military commanders have proven to be valuable communications between Armed Forces leaders and the State of Indiana. We share information and explore opportunities for strengthening our partnership and appreciating the roles that each installation serves in our national security as well as the economic impact they have on our State.”

IODD Executive Director Duane Embree served as the facilitator for the meeting and shared with the group, IODD's accomplishments over the past year and goals for the future. Embree further reiterated the agency's willingness to assist each of Indiana's military installations in whatever manner is needed to carry out initiatives in support of their missions.

Also representing the State of Indiana was Major General R. Martin Umbarger who was accompanied by Brigadier General Courtney P. Carr, who Governor Pence recently named as the new Adjutant General of Indiana upon the retirement of Major General Umbarger on May 31, 2015.

The participating Commanders represented six military installations from all parts of Indiana.

About the Indiana Office of Defense Development

The Indiana Office of Defense Development (IODD) was created through an executive order by the Governor on his first day in office in 2013. With a focused effort on expanding defense sector business in Indiana by keeping and growing high value defense and national security jobs for Hoosiers.

The IODD is part of the Lieutenant Governor's family of businesses which also includes the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Office of Tourism Development, Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

Source: The Indiana Office of Defense Development

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