Maj. Gen. Dennis Laich
Maj. Gen. (ret.) Dennis Laich had a distinguished 35-year career in the Army Reserve. The last 14 of those years were spent in various command positions; most recently as commander of the 94th Regional Readiness Command in Ft. Devens, MA. His business career began in 1972, with Corning Glass Works and included positions with LTV Steel and Navistar International. Laich holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Lafayette College, and Master’s degrees from West Virginia University and St. Francis College in business administration and labor relations. He completed post-graduate studies at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and is a graduate of the Army War College. Laich is currently serving as Ohio Dominican University’s PATRIOTS Program director. Laich is the University’s support liaison for veterans applying for the PATRIOTS Program, providing one-on-one assistance and linking them with resources they need.
Areas of Expertise
All Volunteer Force (AVF) demographics & tradeoffs
Conscription & national military service
Senior-level military leadership & General Officer Experience
Army Reserve & National Guard force structure & operations
Iraq wars: Persian Gulf to present
- Laich & Wilkerson: America’s Armed Forces Need a Lottery-Based Draft for Men and WomenOne might also wonder whether we could have remained in Afghanistan for 20 years, to no avail, if we had a conscripted force.
- Dennis Laich: How Christian Nationalism Spread In The US MilitaryThe insubordination we have seen from service members refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine on what they say are religious grounds is insubordination.
- Lawrence Wilkerson, Dennis Laich, & Erik Edstrom: Climate action, as patriotismDespite a clear, lawful order to get vaccinated, tens of thousands of active duty…members have refused to be vaccinated, thereby disobeying a lawful order and being insubordinate. After standing by Powell’s side for more than a decade, Wilkerson gives an exclusive look at Powell’s internal conflict, blind spots and disillusionment over his role in the Iraq War.