The USGLC hosted top Virginia business and community leaders for a discussion on how America’s efforts abroad protect security and drive economic growth for the state. The gathering took place at the Virginia War Memorial, which recognizes the sacrifices of Virginians in conflicts since World War II, and focused on the ways that diplomacy and development help build a better, safer, more prosperous world.
In the keynote address, Former Virginia Governor George Allen details how investments in diplomacy and development advance national security and create economic prosperity.
Left to right: Col. Bill Parrish, USMC (Ret.); Former Virginia Governor George Allen; Ambassador Robert Pearson; Admiral Gerry Mauer, USN (Ret).
As Admiral Gerry Mauer looks on, Ambassador Robert Pearson responds to a question from the audience about Turkey’s role in regional stability.
A capacity crowd attended the event.
The Virginia War Memorial.