Held on just the second day of the 2020 General Session in the Utah Capitol Building, the event provided an opportunity for DPG and other Utah military installations, organizations and units to educate state lawmakers about how they strengthen the country's defense capabilities.
"This event gives us an opportunity to share our story with lawmakers," said Dr. Kenneth Gritton, Technical Director, West Desert Test Center, Dugway Proving Ground. "Some lawmakers may not grasp the full spectrum of what we do at Dugway Proving Ground, and this event offers us a chance to educate those lawmakers about our mission and how we protect the warfighter against chemical and biological threats. We also get the opportunity to discuss quality-of-life issues that affect our workforce and the local communities where we live."
This is the sixth year the Meet the Military event has been hosted by the Utah Defense Alliance, a group that works to support and strengthen the defense and aerospace industry in Utah.