Kay Ivey applauds Alabama Military Stability Foundation selection for Executive Director

Kay Ivey waving
[Photo Credit: Governor's Office]

Governor Kay Ivey, chair of the Alabama Military Stability Commission, complimented the Alabama Military Stability Foundation’s selection of Robert La Branche as Executive Director on Friday. 

“I commend the Alabama Military Stability Foundation on their selection of Robert La Branche to serve as Executive Director. As chair of the Military Stability Commission, I value the partnership of the Foundation in financially supporting the work of the Commission,” said Ivey.

“Robert’s dedication to our nation’s military will be a major contributor to the success of both organizations. Alabamians are steadfast in our support for our military, as is Robert. I’ve known Robert for several years and am confident that he will be exceptional in furthering Alabama’s commitment to protecting our nation.”

The Alabama Military Stability Commission, led by Ivey, works in partnership with the Alabama Military Stability Foundation. By studying and evaluating all currently assigned military forces and civilian contractors, as well as how these resources move in and out of Alabama, the two groups assure the stability of Alabama-assigned Department of Defense resources.

 “I am honored to have been selected by the Alabama Military Stability Foundation to serve as Executive Director and once again assist our great state’s defense community. Alabama and our people have a rich heritage of answering the call to serve our nation through the armed forces,” said La Branche.

“I look forward to working with the Foundation, the Commission, Governor Ivey and community leaders throughout Alabama to preserve and expand our military assets and missions.”

La Branche had an eight-year career as an aerospace, defense, and foreign policy staffer in the Washington, D.C. in the offices of Sen. Jeff Sessions and members of the Alabama, Florida, and Texas Delegations.

In late 2014, Director La Branche returned to Alabama and is currently an aerospace and defense consultant as Principal of Real Strategies, LLC in Huntsville, and serves as Regional Deputy Director for Public Policy for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.