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2020 SOP Annual Meeting

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Please click here to register now for the 2020 SOP Annual Meeting.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the SOP will be holding our Annual Meeting virtually this year. Our webinar, just like our previous annual meetings, will feature messages from a variety of speakers. The following distinguished leaders have been invited to provide our annual meeting attendees with insightful updates about the important work happening at the local, state, and federal levels in support of our national defense, Fort Leonard Wood and the Fort Leonard Wood Region.

  • Senator Roy Blunt (Confirmed)
  • Senator Josh Hawley
  • Representative Vicky Hartzler (Confirmed)
  • Missouri Governor Mike Parson
  • Fort Leonard Wood and MSCoE Commanding General Brigadier General James Bonner (Confirmed)
  • Missouri Military Advocate and Association of Defense Communities President Joe Driskill (Confirmed)
  • Mike Dubois, Director, Defense and International, Kit Bond Strategies (Confirmed)
  • Steve Hyjek, Baker Donelson Associates (Confirmed)

Our Meeting Agenda (Updated as of 7/23/20):
Welcome and Opening - Dorsey Newcomb, LWI/SOP Executive Director 
Welcome Remarks - Honorable George Lauritson, St. Robert Mayor & SOP President 
Regional or Fort Leonard Wood Video
Remarks - BG James Bonner, Fort Leonard Wood & MSCoE Commanding General 
Keynote Address
SOP Update - Dorsey Newcomb
State Actions in Support of Fort Leonard Wood - Joe Driskill, Missouri Military Advocate 
The Washington Perspective - Mike Dubois, Director, Defense and International, Kit Bond Strategies
Strategic Initiatives – Steve Hyjek, Baker Donaldson Associates
Q&A & Survey Instructions - Dorsey Newcomb

Click here to download a PDF version of our meeting program.

Please click here to register now for the 2020 SOP Annual Meeting.

Strengthening the Fort Leonard Wood region