FORT BENNING GA, -The Columbus Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2022 State of Fort Benning event at the National Infantry Museum, Columbus, Ga., on April 12.
The State of Fort Benning event unites chamber members with top leaders from the military community and local legislative officials.
Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Donahoe, commanding general, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, and Fort Benning delivered the opening address to community leaders.
“We got to do a better job of connecting our Soldiers when they come here to all that’s offered in the community and you in the chamber really help us with that,” said Donahoe. “For younger Soldier’s younger family coming here we got to help them connect because there’s so much to offer here.”
Gerald Mitchell, President and Chief Executive Officer Columbus Chamber of Commerce highlighted the importance of integrating military spouses into the workforce.
“The biggest piece of that is figuring out how to better engage military spouses. Especially as we’re looking at some true workforce challenges as it relates to getting more people into the workforce to support our business community,” said Mitchell.
The event is considered a premier networking opportunity and a way to show appreciation for the men and women serving our country.