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Governor names Davis, Pickett to head military commission

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today that Tom Davis and Owen Pickett, both lawyers former members of Congress, will be co-chairmen of his Commission on Military and National Security Facilities.

McDonnell said he decided to establish commission in response to a February meeting with the state’s congressional delegation and, more recently, the proposal of Defense Secretary Robert Gates to close U.S. Joint Forces Command, one of Hampton Roads’ largest employers.

Davis, a Republican, represented Northern Virginia’s 11th Congressional District from 1994-2008. He recently was named director of federal government affairs for Deloitte LLP.

Pickett, a Democrat, represented the 2nd Congressional district in Hampton Roads from 1987-2001.

The governor’s press release has more detail about Davis and Pickett. It said he will announce members of the commission in the coming weeks.

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