LUMBERTON — A Robeson County assistant district attorney has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve on the North Carolina Military Affairs Commission.
Matt Scott’s two-year appointment began during a swearing-in ceremony administered by North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice Michael Morgan on Nov. 29.
The commission’s purpose is to provide counsel, advice and recommendations to the governor and other key officials and community leaders in an effort to protect the state’s existing military installations and missions, expand defense related economic development in North Carolina, improve quality of life for military members and families, provide legislative and state agency coordination for military related issues, and lead the state’s efforts to prepare for the next base realignment and closure process.
“I am honored that the governor has provided me the opportunity to serve the people of our state in support of our military service members, families, veterans, military installations and our citizens as a whole,” Scott said. “The military is the second largest economic engine in our state, representing $66 billion of impact to its economy, and I am excited for the opportunity to help lead the Commission in promoting new military missions and economic opportunities for the state and our citizens.”
North Carolina ranks as home to the third largest military population in the United States. Fort Bragg, located in Fayetteville, is the largest military base in terms of population in the world.