Will Kraus PictureJEFFERSON CITY –State Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, was unanimously elected vice chair of the Missouri Military Preparedness and Enhancement Commission (MMPEC) at its meeting on June 27, 2011.

“I am honored to have been elected as vice chair of this commission,” said Sen. Kraus.  “I look forward to working with the other members of MMPEC to keep Missouri ‘military friendly’ through administrative and legislative actions.”

MMPEC’s role is to advise the governor and the members of the General Assembly on military-related issues and to provide an annual report. The commission develops policies to both improve the quality of life for Missouri military personnel and their families and to improve the prosperity and employment opportunities for retired military members and the families of former military members.

“My election to this position is more than just another commission or board on which I will serve,” said Sen. Kraus. “The people that serve with me have demonstrated their dedication in serving our state and country in so many varied ways. I hope to be worthy of their faith in me.”

Senator Kraus was most recently a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve and is currently transitioning to a position in the Missouri National Guard.