Six county residents including Assemblyman Rocky J. Chavez, have been reappointed to the 3-year-old Governor’s Military Council, which acts to “articulate the military value of California bases and operations as federal leaders consider cuts and realignment.”
Edward Hanlon Jr., 71, of Carlsbad as vice chair of the 19-member council, where he has served since 2013. A Republican, Hanlon has been president at Transatlantic Insights LLC since 2012. He was vice president at Raytheon and president at Raytheon International Europe from 2007 to 2012 and served as U.S. military representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Committee from 2004 to 2006.
Hanlon served as commanding general of the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development Command from 2001 to 2004 and of the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton from 1998 to 2001. He was director of expeditionary warfare in the U.S. Navy from 1996 to 1998.
Rocky J. Chavez, 64, of Oceanside, who has been on the council since 2013. The Republican served as undersecretary at the California Department of Veterans Affairs from 2009 to 2010 and as a member of the Oceanside City Council from 2002 to 2009. Chavez served as a marine officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1974 to 2002. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation.
Anthony L. Jackson, 66, of Fallbrook, who has has been on the council since 2013. Jackson served in several positions in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1975 to 2011, including commanding general of Marine Corps Installations West, Base Camp Pendleton. He earned a Master of Arts degree in history from California State University, San Jose.
James A. Johnson, 71, of San Diego, who has been on the council since 2013. The Democrat was president of the San Diego Military Advisory Council in 2012 and president and chief executive officer at Meals on Wheels from 2006 to 2008.
Johnson served in several positions in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps from 1977 to 2005, including as rear admiral, commander of the Naval Medical Center San Diego and director of the Tricare Regional Office West. Johnson earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Johnson is a Democrat.
Dennis Kenneally, 69, of San Diego, who has has been on the council since 2013. The Republican has been executive director at the Southwest Defense Alliance since 2010, a lecturer of homeland security and emergency management at San Diego State University since 2008 and principal consultant at Business Associates International LLC since 2006.
He was assistant chief at the California Bureau of Automotive Repair from 2006 to 2007, executive director at the California Board of Parole Hearings from 2005 to 2006 and commanding general in the California Army National Guard from 2002 to 2004. Kenneally is chair of Honoring Our Troops and a member of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities Board of Directors and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.
Kenneth Slaght, 66, of San Diego, who has has been on the council since 2015. The Republican has been president at the San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence since 2014.
He was vice president and general manager at General Dynamics Information Technology from 2007 to 2014 and served as a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy from 1970 to 2006. Slaght earned a Master of Science degree in computer systems from the Navy Postgraduate School.
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