Biography

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

Recent News

  • Lawrence Wilkerson, Dennis Laich, & Erik Edstrom: Climate action, as patriotism
    Despite 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.
  • Lawrence Wilkerson & Dennis Laich: Insurrection has led to dereliction of duty
    Despite 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.
  • Laich & Edstrom in USA TODAY: Enough with America’s ‘thank you for your service’ culture
    Dennis 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.