Military Liaison

Issue Briefs

The Economic Impact of Military & Civilian Defense Employees in Oklahoma

2017 Legislative Initiatives

State Agenda

  • Work with leadership of Oklahoma’s military institutions (active duty, Oklahoma National Guard, and Reserve components) to develop and implement legislative and strategic agendas to protect and benefit the state’s existing facilities
  • Support funding for the Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission and other efforts to protect, expand, and enhance military-related economic activity and investment at Oklahoma’s military installations including active duty, Oklahoma National Guard, and Reserve components and provide for continued growth of military presence in the state, including without limitation, future basing of F-35 in Tulsa
  • Protect current and future military training routes and ranges of Oklahoma’s military facilities from encroachment
  • Support and encourage the employment and job placement of Oklahoma’s active duty, Oklahoma National Guard, Reserve components, and veteran military personnel

Federal Agenda

  • Encourage a swift resolution by Congress of the Department of Defense Budget Control Act to minimize military drawdowns and ensure military readiness for national security
  • Support funding and other efforts to protect, expand, and enhance military-related economic activity and investment at Oklahoma’s military installations including active duty, Oklahoma 7 National Guard, Reserve components, and provide for continued growth of the military presence in the state, including without limitation, future basing of F-35 in Tulsa
  • Protect current and future military training routes and ranges of Oklahoma’s military facilities from encroachment

Military Affairs Committee
Staff: Mike Jackson          Chair: Mike Cooper
Purpose: To take a statewide leadership role in protecting and growing Department of Defense interests in the state and assisting the efforts of all local entities.