Military Affairs Committee

Why you should join MAC:


  • Attend monthly MAC social meetings to honor a well-deserving service member who has been selected by his/her unit for exceptional work. We are able to hear their story and to meet them with a personal thank you.
  • Build strong relationships with the many active members of the military.
  • Ability to communicate community concerns to base leaders.
  • Participation in military events: changes of command, Marine Corps birthday ball, July 4th celebration, award recipient ceremonies etc.
  • Build personal relationships with the leaders of Camp Lejeune, New River Air Station, and all associated schools.
  • We have the honor of hosting four fish frys annually to thank our service members for their sacrifice and dedication.
  • The MAC is requested to assist in community functions to facilitate bridging the gap between the military and the community.
For Current Military Affairs Committee (MAC) Members:

Military Affairs Steering Committee Board Members

Division Chairman of Military Affairs – Jeffrey D. Clark

MAC Chairman – Scott Smith

MAC Vice Chairman – Keith Williams

MAC Immediate Past Chairman – Sarah Wiltgen

Chairman’s Executive Committee Rep – Dr. Ron Lingle

MAC Fish Fry Captain – Ricky Maready

Member at Large – Ed Garris

Member at Large – Mat Raymond III

Member at Large – Jeffery T. Clark

Chamber Chairman of Board – Jeff Hudson

Chamber President – Laurette Leagon

MCIEAST-MCB Deputy Commander- Col Todd Ferry

MCIEAST-MCB Chief of Staff – Col Eric J. Adams

MCIEAST-MCB SgtMaj – SgtMaj Ryan Gnecco

MCAS Commanding Officer – Col Garth W. Burnett

MCAS SgtMaj – Sgt. Maj. Douglas W. Gerhardt