Mission: Readiness Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Members of Congress join retired admirals and generals to celebrate a decade of advocating for investments in children
On November 19, Mission: Readiness hosted a 10th Anniversary event and released a new report to celebrate a decade of advocating for investments in children’s health and education to address the problems that disqualify 71 percent of young Americans from military service.
General (Ret.) Lori Robinson, former Commander of U.S. Northern Command and NORAD and the first woman in U.S. history to lead a combatant command, gave the keynote at a reception at the National Guard Association of the United States’ Walsh-Reckord Hall of States in Washington, DC.
The retired admirals and generals of Mission: Readiness were joined by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry; Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry; and Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE), a retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General and Mission: Readiness member.
The new report, Stay the Course: Building on a Decade of Results, shows how the main disqualifiers for military service have changed over time; Mission: Readiness’ role in obesity prevention; and future challenges and opportunities.
Thank you to our host committee and to our sponsors Dana White, Provictus, and Provision Advisers for making this event possible.