Ocean County Military Support Committee

Forging business opportunities, resilience and quality of life for JB MDL and Ocean County through Civic-Military partnerships


  • $6.9 BILLION DOLLAR impact.
  • 2nd Largest Employer in NJ. (next to the State itself)
  • 42,000 people work and live on JB MDL. Consisting of: Active Duty, Guard and Reserve, Civilians, Contractors and Families
  • Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst was established in 2009.
  • The only TRI SERVICE JOINT BASE in the nation: Air Force, Army and Navy.
  • Also home to the Coast Guard and Marines.
  • NAVAIR ( Naval Air Systems Command ) located on Joint Base Lakehurst, is the second largest employer in Ocean County!
  • NAVAIR employees have median income of $90,000 p/year.

The Ocean County Military Support Committee is a recognized, nonprofit 501c3 which consists of business leaders, community partners and local government officials who are unified by a common goal to provide a broad spectrum of support to our military neighbors and the Joint Base MDL installation as a whole.

Our Mission:

  • Continuous communication and engagement between Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Command, Mission Partners and Tenants, and Ocean County’s business and local government communities.
  • Collaboration and partnerships with like-minded organizations such as the Defense Enhancement Coalition (DEC), Burlington County Military Affairs Committee (BCMAC), and other regional and state-wide organizations to effectively coordinate and fulfill mutual needs between the military and civilian communities.
  • Identify and highlight superior assets of JB MDL, support shared services opportunities, increase cost-efficiency, help to pursue new missions and protect existing missions at JB MDL
  • Support various needs of the families and military community as well as veterans, to maximize their quality of life through guidance, community outreach, fundraising and friendship
  • Elevate public awareness of JB MDL, gain advocacy and appreciation for the installation, while building more support and partnerships from the surrounding region.
  • Encourage and assist the Ocean County business community in pursuit of business opportunities which maximize local economic development benefitting both the County and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is the nation’s only Tri-Service Joint Base

Community Footprint

0 billion
dollars in economic impact
community leaders serving as honorary commanders
acres of property

Executive Board

Dana Lancellotti

Dina Vicari
Vice Chairwoman

Jeremy Grunin

Casey Hornstra

Board of Directors

Dana Lancellotti- OC Business Development & Tourism

Dina Vicari– R.C. Shea and Associates

Ralph Wolff– Jersey Coast Appliance

Ken Fitzpatrick- Raymond James

Tina Pilot– REMAX

Kathleen Halbing– Annie-Mac Mortgage

Jane Kunka– Suez Toms River

Susan Quinn– Ocean County Library

Dave McKeon– OC Planning Director

Mike Fiure– OC Budget Manager

Carl Jablonski– Navy Lakehurst Historical Society

Gino Sciorilli– Ocean Salon Systems

Kim Parker– Tuscan Bistro Bar

Mike Redpath– Redpath and Associates

Ben Waldron– Monmouth / Ocean Development Council

Jeremy Grunin– Jay & Linda Grunin Foundation

Lori Pepenella- Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore

Peter Tortorelli– Lester Glenn Auto Group

Michael Forcella– Director of Business Engagement, OCC

Ray Hoather– Foto Graphics

Christian Schleuter– REMAX Realtors

Casey Hornstra

Frank Lancellotti– Monmouth County Sheriff Dept

Chris Vaz– Seaside Heights Borough

Nina Anuario– Ocean First Bank

Ex-Officio Member: OC Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari

Civic–Military Partnerships are critical to the success and future of military installations and the economic health of the surrounding region. YOU can make a difference!

Thank You to Our Sponsors