For 125 years, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce has supported the military in San Antonio by continually growing and nurturing the relationship between our military leaders and the business community. Our ability to connect as an organization, and individually as business leaders, with the men and women of the Military has paid countless dividends to our community. Our annual Command Reception welcomes the newest Joint Base San Antonio Military Command Teams and highlights the important missions and service of those who are more seasoned San Antonio residents.
This year’s reception, hosted by our Presenting Sponsor – USAA, was held virtually. We were honored to welcome more than 100 guests in this new and fun digital environment, as well as provide a unique opportunity to connect in break out rooms to network in a small setting toward the end of the event.
Guests were greeted by Wayne Peacock, USAA President and CEO, who welcomed the attendees and reiterated USAA’s commitment to serving our Military men, women, and families, as well as relaying the importance of events such as these.
“My message to you, from USAA and my chamber colleagues, is that we are here for you,” Peacock said. “You are the reason the chamber has a Military Affairs Council. The Council works year-round to show appreciation for the men and women of our armed forces and advocate for our relationship here, at the State Capitol and in D.C.”
Other esteemed keynote remarks were provided by Lt Gen Brad Webb, Commander of Air Education and Training Command; LTG Laura Richardson, Commander of United States Army North and Senior Commander, Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis; and our newest Senior Commander, RDML Cynthia Kuehner, Commander of the Navy Medical Forces Support Command. Each Commander discussed the importance of Military City USA’s support and their appreciation for efforts that support their missions and their service members, families and civilians who live, work and play in our great city. Other topics centered around the impact of COVID and their participation in leading the way in progress and recovery from the pandemic.
Other sponsors included Veterans United Home Loans and the Port of San Antonio. Events such as these are successful due to the invaluable support from Chamber Members such as these. If you missed the live event, you are welcome to watch the recorded event here.
For more information on the work of the Chamber’s Military Affairs Council, please email Lori Stinson, Vice President of Leadership Development, at email@example.com.