The Wheel for June 6, 2019

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Greg Britton – Projects and Goals of AFWERX

greg brittonA recognized leader in the community, Greg Britton has both public and private sector acumen. Mr. Britton’s drive and focused determination for success in the private sector and public sector is recognized by many in the community. He has revitalized, turned around, and led multiple organizations to astonishing results and businesses to record earnings.

Mr. Britton is currently the Interim Director of AFWERX Vegas and holds the position of Chief of Strategic   Partnerships with DEFENSEWERX out of Niceville, Florida.

During his tenure in the private sector, Mr. Britton found a new love and passion for his community. His business travels and projects aligned with the targeted industries of the state of Florida and of the Northwest Florida region. Mr. Britton began working with economic development professionals to promote the Northwest Florida Region to companies looking to relocate to Florida. After nearly 30 years in the private sector, Mr. Britton decided to make a career change and practice his passion for economic growth and resiliency for the state of Florida. Mr. Britton joined the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) as the Director of the Division of Strategic Business Development in August 2017. During his Time at DEO as the Director of Strategic Business Development, Mr. Britton applied his business management style and team building skills to make significant gains within the Division. He built a highly competent team that was accountable and results focused.

Mr. Britton received a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Trine University and serves as a board member on the University of West Florida Board of Trustees and the Florida SBDC Advisory Board


Message From The President

Dear Rotarians,

Today marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord. Operation Overlord was the long anticipated landing of 160,000 Allied troops along a 50-mile stretch of beaches in Normandy, France. More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The operation began the liberation of German-occupied France, and later Europe. The landings expanded into the Western Front and led to the Allied victory over Germany.

While people often refer to Operation Overlord as D-Day, the term D-Day is used by the United States military to refer to the date any operation begins. The United States military participated in numerous D-Days in Africa, Europe and the Pacific. Planners also use the term H-Hour to refer to the time the operation begins. Military plans are normally complex and scheduled with daily goals. Those goals are identified as D+1, D+5, etc. All of this assumes the original goals of each D-Day are met. During Operation Overlord, the Allies failed to achieve any of their goals on the first day. The plans were adjusted each day but maintained their reference Operation Overlord’s D-Day.

Jim Kohl
95th President
Rotary Club of Las Vegas

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