Military Affairs Committee


The Military Affairs Committee provides recognition to our local military community, which is comprised of active-duty personnel, reserve personnel, veterans, and their respective spouses and families; help members of the Vegas Chamber conduct more business with Nellis, Creech, and the Nevada National Security Site; and encourages businesses to hire veterans.

  • M.A.C. Committee Articles
  • Military Resources

    Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation
    Labor statistics, job opportunities, certification information, and other useful employment resources.

    Nevada Job Connect
    A statewide network that connects businesses with employees, all in one convenient system.

    Silver State Works
    Helping to put Nevadans back to work.

    My Next Move for Veterans
    Helping veterans plan their post-military careers.

    National Resource Directory
    An online partnership for wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, their families, and those who support them.
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    A central place for health care, benefits, and other information and resources available from the federal government to U.S. veterans and their families. has been dedicated to raising awareness on the dangers of asbestos exposure since 1996. Veterans make up over 30% of those impacted by mesothelioma, and our organization provides information and resources for patients and their families. We engage with communities that can benefit from knowing more about mesothelioma research, news, and preventative measures.”
  • Hiring Veterans

    Hiring a veteran can bring a new level of knowledge and experience to your organization. Here are some resources employers can use when hiring a veteran.

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Veterans Opportunity to Work for Employers
    Information on incentives and tax credits for employers hiring and training veterans.

    Career OneStop Business Center: Hire a Vet
    Post job openings, find out how to translate military skills, and get information on tax incentive eligibility.

    U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service
    U.S. Department of Labor-specific information on hiring incentives, identifying yourself as a veteran-friendly employer, and other U.S. DOL resources.
    Private Security Jobs
    Vetted defense and private security jobs & personnel.
  • 2021 M.A.C. Night Out

    The Vegas Chamber Military Affairs Committee (MAC) was honored to be back in-person when it recognized eight outstanding servicemen and servicewomen in Southern Nevada, plus two local businesses that go above-and-beyond to support the military and veteran communities in the greater Las Vegas area.


    Congratulations to:

    MAC Business of the Year: First Command


    JD Daniels Nonprofit of the Year: Kline Veterans Fund


    • Airman of the Year: Senior Airman (SrA) Emily R. Lesser 99th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron (OMRS)
    • Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year – Technical Sergeant (TSgt) Larry E. Brown, Jr 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS)
    • Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year: Master Sergeant (MSgt) Jeremy J. Cunningham Operations Support/Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR)
    • Company Grade Officer of the Year: Captain (Capt) Chelsea L. Ross 57 WG Mission Support, Advanced Maintenance & Munitions Operations School (AMMOS


    • Airman of the Year: Staff Sergeant (SSgt) China Young, 432 Mission Support Group (MSG)
    • Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year: Technical Sergeant (TSgt) Haley Slemmer 432 Support Squadron (SPTS)
    • Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year: Master Sergeant (MSgt) Korey Byerly 432 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS)
    • Company Grade Officer of the Year: First Lieutenant (1Lt) Chase Fredrickson 30 Reconnaissance Squadron (RS)


    Our communities are stronger because of the work these honorees do on a daily basis, and we are grateful to celebrate their efforts.

  • Committee Chair – J.D. Daniels

    Jim (JD) Daniels is the division manager for emergency services and operation support for National Security Technologies, LLC, the management and operating contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office. He is responsible for managing the emergency response organization that encompasses fire & rescue operations, medical response, command & control operations, and emergency management. Previously, he managed the operations command center for the Nevada Nuclear Security Site, including more than 950 emergency notifications and scheduling 18,000 aviation flights over the site. Daniels has more than 30 years of experience working in command and control facilities, including 21 years in the U.S. Air Force. He is also actively involved with the Leadership Las Vegas program and is a 2012 graduate. He serves as chairman of the Vegas Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee.

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