Senator David Perdue to Keynote 2019 ARMAC Military Appreciation Luncheon

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Friday, September 20th, 2019

The Cobb Chamber is hosting the 67th Annual Atlanta Regional Military Affairs Council (ARMAC) Military Appreciation Luncheon on Nov. 12, 2019, with Senator David Perdue as the keynote speaker. Presented by ARMAC, the luncheon is a celebration of Cobb’s military community, recognizing the service and sacrifices of our men and women in uniform. A highlight of the event is the presentation of the 2019 USO Patriot of the Year Award.

For the 116th Congress, Senator David Perdue serves on the Armed Forces Committee, as well as the Banking; Agricultural; and Budget Committees. His role on these influential committees puts him at the intersection of solving the global security and national debt crises.

When first elected in 2014, Perdue was the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress. He has over 40 years of business experience as the former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General stores, where he created thousands of quality jobs. He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a master's in operations research from Georgia Tech, and after graduating, he married Bonnie, his wife of 46 years. They have two sons and three grandsons, who were their inspiration for coming to the U.S. Senate.

The 2019 ARMAC luncheon is sponsored in part by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Adventure Outdoors, USO, Development Authority of Cobb County, Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, First Command, Northside Hospital, and Vinings Bank. Individual tickets are $60 and tables of 10 are $500. Table purchases include nine seats for the individual, plus one seat for a military representative. There is also the option to make a donation of $60 for a military member to attend. The 2019 event will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre, with registration starting at 10:30 and the event taking place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.