Representative Steve Lynch has been appointed to the Missouri Military Preparedness and Enhancement Commission. As a member of the 11-person commission, Lynch will serve as one of the two House members sitting on the MMPEC, which works to create and implement measures for the purpose of protecting, retaining, and enhancing the present and future mission capabilities at Missouri’s military bases and posts. Missouri’s military activities play an integral role in the state’s economy, providing 275,000 direct and indirect jobs. Lynch has been a longtime supporter of the servicemen and women, serving on the Missouri Veterans Commission and as a council member for the Missouri Council for Interstate Compact for Educational Opportunity for Military Children. Lynch is the Majority Whip Leader for the House, and also serves as the state representative for District 122, which includes Fort Leonard Wood. Lynch recently attended a Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration at the Capitol, in which he had the honor introducing the keynote speaker, Major General Donna W. Martin, the commander of Ft. Wood.