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Florida Defense Alliance

The state of Florida provides the most innovative and comprehensive military, defense and national security support in the Nation.

Florida Defense Alliance Enhances Florida’s Military

As established in section 288.980(1)(b), Florida Statutes, the Florida Defense Alliance is designated as the organization to ensure that Florida, its resident military bases and missions, and its military host communities are in competitive positions as the United States continues its defense realignment and downsizing.

The defense alliance serves as an overall advisory body for defense-related activity of FloridaCommerce. The Florida Defense Alliance may receive funding from appropriations made for that purpose administered by FloridaCommerce.

The Florida Defense Alliance is a grassroots consortium of representatives of defense-related organizations including government, defense industry, economic development organizations and other interested parties who come together in order to protect, promote and enhance the military value of Florida’s installations and missions. The Defense Alliance has established the Mission Sustainment and Family Support Working Groups, as required, to prepare for the future.


  • Please change the meeting to: Florida Defense Alliance Meeting, November 15, 2023; Tampa


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Rick Miller

Vice Chair

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Kathleen Nestor

Family Support Working Group Chair

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Jonathan Borgert

Executive Board

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Jennifer Codo-Salisbury

Executive Board

Jennifer Codo-Salisbury is the Deputy Director of the Central Florida Regional Planning Council. She leads a dynamic and multi-functional planning team which administers programs including Brownfields, Hazard Mitigation, Geographical Information Systems, military installation compatibility, local land use planning, and state and federal grant administration and coordination.

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Paul Hirsch

Executive Board

Paul J. Hirsch has over 40 years of public and private-sector experience. His public sector expertise is in the areas of congressional relations, federal installation management and real estate at both the corporate and field levels of the Federal government. His private-sector experience includes working with Congress, the Executive Branch and state and local governments in the area of economic development, defense facility enhancement, technology, and public policy issues. He is the President of Madison Government Affairs Inc., a DC based planning and lobbying firm.

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Tim MacGregor Director of the Office of Military & Defense 850.717.8976
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