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The Florida Defense Support Task Force is a legislatively-mandated council (created by Florida Statues 288.987) whose mission is to preserve, protect, and enhance Florida’s military missions and installations.

THE FLORIDA DEFENSE SUPPORT TASK FORCE IS CHARGED WITH:

Working with Florida’s Base Commanders to prevent encroachment from impacting mission capabilities for military forces based in Florida.

Maintaining and expanding the missions of Florida military installations.

Improving transportation access to Florida’s military installations.
Assisting installations in meeting DOD renewable energy goals.
Strengthening state support for military families and veterans with a focus on education, health care, employment, and family programs.

FLORIDA DEFENSE SUPPORT TASK FORCE MEMBERS
Senator Doug Broxson
Major General Michael A. Calhoun
Brigadier General Chip Diehl, USAF (Ret.)
Lieutenant Colonel William Dudley, USAF (Ret.)
Admiral Mark Fitzgerald (Ret.)
CW5 Derrick Fritts
Amy Gowder
Major General Richard Haddad, USAF (Ret.)
Representative Clay Ingram
Tom Neubauer
Representative Holly Raschein
Commissioner Barbara Stewart
Representative Jay Trumbull