Last year in January, I was appointed Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) for Minnesota. While we do not have an active duty base, we have a large National Guard, super successful recruiters, and ROTC in high schools and on a number of university and college campuses statewide. Nearly every day during this COVID-19 crisis, there are calls and emails with a wide range of questions and the national team in the CASA offices in the Pentagon have been incredibly efficient in keeping us ahead of the curve with multiple information feeds each day, downhill phone meetings with the Secretary and other staff, and a weekly newsletter with great ideas from CASAs all over the country.
Mr. Donald Mark Ritchie
National Security Seminar (NSS) ‘12