Bill Adamson (253) 983-7772 • Fax (253) 983-7895 •
Program Manager




SSMCP is a founding member of the Washington Military Alliance .  The WMA was convened by Governor Inslee in 2014 and includes representation from Washington state legislators, state agencies, local elected officials, regional community groups supporting local military installations, and organizations promoting military and defense economic development in


Washington State.  The WMA will provide a framework for collaboration in the state between local governments, military installations, state agencies, and federal agencies to better coordinate a unified message as military and defense decisions are being considered, and it will recommend actions to be taken at local, state, and federal levels to enhance military infrastructure, industry, and partnership retention and expansion in Washington State.

Bill Adamson, SSMCP Program Manager, serves as WMA treasurer.  SSMCP member Gary Brackett serves as WMA's Secretary.

An Effective Regional Voice   

SSMCP is also working to become a more effective voice for our region at the state and federal levels, via advocacy work and raising national awareness about the military in the South Sound as a member of the Association of Defense Communities .  The Association of Defense Communities (ADC) is the nation's premier membership organization serving America's defense communities and represents 200 communities, states and and regions with a significant military presence, and partner organizations.  ADC unites the diverse interests of communities, state governments, the private sector and the military on issues of base closure and realignment, community-military partnerships, defense real estate, mission growth, mission sustainment, military privatization, militaryfamilies/veteransupport and base redevelopment.



SSMCP Members & Partners

Joint Base Lewis-McChord

  1. JBLM Unlimited
  2. Armed Forces Community Service
  3. Armed Forces Continuing Education System
  4. JBLM Air Force
  5. Child, Youth and School Services
  6. Directorate of Emergency Services
  7. Directorate of Family & Morale, Welfare & Recreation
  8. Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security
  9. Directorate of Public Works
  10. Ist Corps
  11. Plans Analysis and Integration Office
  12. Public Affairs Office
  13. Service Member for Life - Transition Assistance Program (SFL - TAP)

Washington Military Department

   1.  National Guard

   2.  State Guard

Nisqually Indian Tribe

Pierce County

Thurston County

Thurston Regional Planning Council

City of DuPont

City of Lacey

Lacey South Sound-Chamber of Commerce

Patriots Landing

Pierce County Library System

Pierce Transit

Thurston County Chamber of Commerce

WA Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Korean Womens Association

Arts & Culture Coalition of Pierce County

South Puget Sound Community College

InterCity Transit

City of Lakewood

City of Olympia

City of Puyallup

City of Rainier

City of Roy

Town of Steilacoom

City of Tacoma

City of Tumwater

City of University Place

City of Yelm

Clover Park School District

Franklin Pierce School District

Puget Sound Energy

Tacoma Pierce County Association of Realtors

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

United Way of Pierce County

Give an Hour

WA Dept. of Transportation

Bethel School District

Economic Development Board-Tacoma-Pierce County

Harborstone Credit Union

North Thurston Public Schools

Steilacoom Historical School District No. 1

West Pierce Fire & Rescue

WorkForce Central

Military Order of the World Wars

Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity

Yes I Want to Join!


SSMCP Defense Connections

SSMCP Community Connections

School Districts and Higher Education Institutions

·         Bates Technical College

·         Bethel School District

·         Clover Park School District

·         Clover Park Technical College

·         Franklin Pierce School District

·         Pacific Lutheran University

·         Pierce College

·         Puyallup School District

·         Saint Martin’s University

·         South Puget Sound Community College

·         Steilacoom Historical School District

·         Tacoma Community College

·         University of Washington - Tacoma

·         Yelm Community Schools

Not for Profit

·       Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound

·       Child Care Aware of Washington

·       Emergency Food Network

·       First5FUNdamentals

·       Lindquist Dental Clinic for Children

·       Tacoma Goodwill Industries

·       United Way of Pierce County

·       United Way of Thurston County

·       USO Transition Services

        YWCA Pierce County

Healthcare Organizations

·         Franciscan Health System

·         Greater Lakes Mental Health Care

·         Madigan Healthcare System

·         MultiCare Health System

·         Providence Health and Services - Washington

·         St. Clare Hospital

·         United Healthcare Military & Veterans


SSMCP Government Connections


State of Washington

·        Washington Military Alliance

·         Washington Department of Commerce Military & Defense Sector

·         Washington Department of Veterans Affairs 

·         Washington State Military Transition Council

·         Washington Veterans Training Support Center

·         Puget Sound Regional Council

·         Department of Transportation

·         Washington Military Department - Camp Murray

·         Joint Services Support (J9), Camp Murray

·         Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

·         Office of the Governor

·         Veteran’s Administration Puget Sound

SSMCP Federal Legislative Connections


6th District Congressman Derek Kilmer

9th District Congressman Adam Smith

10th District Congressman Denny Heck

Senator Patty Murray

Senator Maria Cantwell



SSMCP National Connections


Association of Defense Communities

Army Environmental Command

Army Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

National Conference of State Legislatures

Department of Labor

Federal Highway Administration