Trammell was formally inducted into the program at the Joint Base Honorary Commanders’ Induction Ceremony on September 29, 2016.
The Honorary Commanders Program facilitates communication between the MDL and surrounding communities by showcasing joint base capabilities, future leaders, and the caliber of men and women serving at the base.
Honorary Commanders are selected based on their record of service to the local community and tradition of excellence in their profession.
“I see this relationship as an opportunity to share the work of NJII, NJIT, and in fact higher education in New Jersey with the commanders and service people of the joint base. I envision many ways to build a diverse network between NJII and the military here in our state,” said Trammell.
Additionally, he will have an opportunity to participate in unique military operations and witness time-honored traditions typically reserved for those in military uniform.
The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is the nation’s only tri-service joint base.
Spanning 42,000 contiguous acres, it is home to active-duty, Reserve, and National Guard service members from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, and the Coast Guard. The base is the largest employer in New Jersey after the state government, employing more than 65,000 people with a $6.9 billion economic impact to the region.
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state’s science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners.
Through its Innovation Labs (iLabs), NJII brings NJIT expertise to key economic sectors, including healthcare delivery systems, bio-pharmaceutical production, civil infrastructure, defense and homeland security, and financial services.