“Wright-Patterson Air Force Base certainly has a huge amount of individuals who are working in the classified space,” Turner said. “This asset really is a national asset.”
Wright-Patterson is the employment home to more than 32,000 uniformed and civilian employees. Many of the civilian employees are retired military and current contractors working to support the base in a variety of ways.
“American businesses of all sizes are still facing workforce shortages, and that certainly includes defense and intelligence contractors,” Bice said in a release.
She said the bill would “allow those departing military service to transition smoothly and effectively into the private sector.
“At a time when we are seeing increased military aggression from our adversaries, we must take every step to maintain our military advantage and preparedness,” she said.