LCLA Luncheon 12.4.19
The guest speaker at the December 2019 LCLA lunch was The Honorable Carlos Hopkins, Secretary
of Veterans and Defense Affairs, the state's top official for coordinating state and federal resources to support Virginia's veteran community and liaison with federal defense facilities. Carlos is a graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, SC, received his law degree from the University Of Richmond School Of Law and is licensed by the Virginia State Bar. In addition to his civilian legal experiences, Carlos currently serves as the Staff Judge Advocate for the 29th Infantry Division at Fort Belvoir. He has over 27 years of service in the Reserve and Guard forces of the United States as a Judge Advocate and former enlisted Soldier and, from July 2008-July 2009, he also served as the Chief of Military Justice as part of Joint Task Force Guantanamo.
This meeting is in memory of past member Marty Weber. His contributions to LCLA left a lasting impact on the members as well as Airmen serving at Langley AFB. LCLA President, Bruce Sturk, thanked Secretary Hopkins for his remarks and presented the Secretary with an LCLA challenge coin.