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 & Edstrom in USA TODAY: Enough with America’s ‘thank you for your service’ cultureDennis Laich and Erik Edstrom — What is the best way for Americans to honor and respect veterans’ sacrifices? There’s no single right answer, but there are plenty of wrong ones – including our “thank you for your service” culture.